Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to the amazing seniors who are living independently in my riding of Davenport. In spite of the lockdown, Davenport seniors are doing all they can to stay safe and active, with many taking part in vital programs on Zoom, FaceTime and other online platforms.
I want to thank the many seniors homes and local organizations that have been instrumental in keeping our seniors safe, especially those who are living alone, including Terra Nova, LA Centre for Active Living, New Horizons for Seniors, Armonia Hispanic Seniors Group, Casa dos Acores, Casa do Alentejo, the Abrigo Centre, West Neighbourhood House, the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre, and so many others.
I am also proud that our Liberal government has given seniors $2.5 billion in top-up payments, has launched over 2,000 community support projects, allocated half a billion dollars to partners like the United Way food banks and charities to help seniors and others get essential services and supplies. We will continue to support our seniors and will have their backs for as long as they need us.