Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to the witnesses.
My question is for Ms. Dupuis‑Blanchard, president of the National Seniors Council, whom I welcome.
At the beginning of your remarks, you reminded us of the objective of the National Seniors Council. I'm looking at it myself right now: your role is to engage seniors, stakeholders, and experts in order to advise the government.
When it comes to engaging seniors, in what ways do you consult them?
I am asking you this because in Quebec, the mobilization of seniors has been very strong with regard to the impoverishment of seniors and their financial situation. Yes, the pandemic has hit hard, but it has also highlighted the impoverishment of our seniors. Yes, health and mental health issues must be considered, but the financial issue is also important.
In your recommendations and advice to government, do you address the issue of the impoverishment of seniors?
If so, do you recognize that seniors can find themselves in very precarious financial situations as early as age 65?