PM TRUDEAU DON’T FORGET OUR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!

Published: May 8, 2020
Categorised in: In the House, Our Community

Too many seniors and people with disabilities are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s time for the government to make seniors and people with disabilities a real priority in Canada.

There is no doubt that seniors and people with disabilities right across the country are feeling the impacts of increased costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are seniors and people with disabilities at greater risk in long-term care facilities, but many are suffering a great deal of fear of isolation and anxiety from worrying about making ends meet.

Coupled with the challenges of the rising costs for essential items and the uncertainty about income benefit programs, far too many seniors and people with disabilities are being left out of the government’s economic response to the pandemic crisis.

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, our Critic on Seniors, MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) and myself have been pressing hard on the federal government to immediately act on implementing programs that give additional support to seniors and people with disabilities due to the high cost of living during Covid-19. We are demanding that the federal government respond to the needs of seniors and people with disabilities without further delay.

Add your name if you want to see real and immediate action to help vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities NOW!

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JUSTIN TRUDEAU DON'T FORGET OUR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!

Too many seniors are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s time for the government to make seniors a real priority in Canada.

There is no doubt that seniors right across the country are feeling the impacts of increased costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are seniors at greater risk in long-term care facilities, but many are suffering a great deal of fear of isolation and anxiety from worrying about making ends meet.

Coupled with the challenges of the rising costs for essential items and the uncertainty about income benefit programs, far too many seniors are being left out of the government’s economic response to the pandemic crisis.

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, our Critic on Seniors, MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) and myself have been pressing hard on the federal government to immediately act on implementing programs that give additional support to seniors and people with disabilities due to the high cost of living during Covid-19. We are demanding that the federal government respond to the needs of seniors and people with disabilities without further delay.

Add your name if you want to see real and immediate action to help vulnerable seniors NOW!

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JUSTIN TRUDEAU N'OUBLIEZ PAS NOS AÎNÉS ET LES PERSONNES EN SITUATION DE HANDICAP !

Les personnes âgées et les personnes en situation de handicap font partie des personnes les plus vulnérables à la COVID-19.

Trop de personnes âgées et de personnes en situation de handicap  sont en difficulté pendant la pandémie COVID-19, et il est temps que le gouvernement en fasse une véritable priorité au Canada.

Il ne fait aucun doute que les personnes âgées et les personnes en situation de handicap à travers le pays ressentent les effets de l'augmentation des coûts de la vie due à la pandémie de la COVID-19. Non seulement les personnes âgées sont plus à risque dans les établissements de soins de longue durée, mais beaucoup d'aînés.es souffrent d'une grande crainte de l'isolement et de l'anxiété liée au souci de difficilement joindre les deux bouts.

En plus des défis posés par l'augmentation des coûts des produits de première nécessité et l'incertitude des programmes d'allocations de revenu, beaucoup trop de personnes âgées et de personnes en situation de handicap sont laissées pour compte par le gouvernement fédéral dans la réponse économique liée à la crise de la COVID-19 .

Le chef du NPD, Jagmeet Singh, notre porte-parole pour les questions relatives aux personnes âgées, le député Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) et moi-même avons fait pression sur le gouvernement fédéral pour qu'il met immédiatement en place des programmes qui apportent un soutien supplémentaire aux personnes âgées et aux personnes en situation de handicap en raison du coût élevé de la vie pendant la période du Covid-19. Nous exigeons que le gouvernement fédéral réponde à leurs besoins des sans plus attendre.

Ajoutez votre nom si vous voulez voir une action réelle et immédiate pour aider les personnes âgées et les personnes en situation de handicap MAINTENANT !

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