Mr. Speaker, June is Seniors Month. I want to recognize the contribution of seniors, particularly those in my riding of Hamilton Mountain.
With advances in technology and medicine, seniors are living longer, healthier lives while continuing to contribute to both the social fabric and the economic prosperity of Canada.
Sackville Senior Centre in my riding has approximately 1,400 active members participating in a variety of mentally and physically challenging activities.
The percentage of seniors in Canada is growing rapidly, which requires that we remain diligent in protecting health and pension supports.
The government has shown its commitment to seniors in the present budget by increasing the guaranteed income supplement, by increasing support to the new horizons program and by increasing support to caregivers. In fact, most of the features in the present budget will help seniors.
I thank all seniors for their support, enrichment and inspiration.