Mr. Speaker, the number of seniors who are living in poverty has soared 25% and 80% of that number are senior women. For over two years in this place the NDP has warned the government that close to 300,000 seniors were living in poverty. In response, the finance minister would glibly talk about the tax breaks and about the supposed new jobs.
The finance minister just does not get it. Seniors are not looking for work. They are trying to survive.
When will the finance minister finally increase the guaranteed income supplement to end this national disgrace?