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 governmentâ€™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.
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