Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the House to speak on behalf of the seniors of Canada.
In the budget that was brought down last week there was no mention whatsoever of the seniors in Canada. Our phones have been ringing off the wall because the seniors in this country are going to be the largest percentage of our population in just a few years.
I was stopped on the street this past weekend in my riding of Saint John, New Brunswick, by a senior who said “Elsie, I have to have some help. They have once again increased my rent and I cannot afford this because my Canada pension is not being increased”. This senior also said that housing was needed.
CMHC used to build housing for the seniors. It is not there anymore.
There is absolutely nothing for the seniors in this budget and the government should be ashamed of itself.