Liberals move forward to deliver more support for seniors who need it most

Liberals move forward to deliver more support for seniors who need it most

August 29, 2021

Sonia Sidhu with seniors

A re-elected Liberal government will move forward to deliver more support for the most vulnerable seniors and continue to make retirement more comfortable and affordable for everyone.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Canada’s seniors. Many were isolated from their families or experienced unacceptable conditions in long-term care homes. Seniors deserve a safe and comfortable retirement after a lifetime of work, but for too many in Canada, paying their bills and putting food on the table is still a challenge

“I strongly believe that the seniors in our community play a very important role and they are the people who have built this country and have paved the way for this generation of Canadians. We owe it to our parents and our grandparents to ensure the best quality of life possible in their older years. These investments will help Canada’s seniors.

We cannot take our work for seniors for granted. We know that the Conservatives are going to roll back the progress we’ve made. We know they will not go ahead with increasing the support our seniors so desperately need and quite frankly deserve. Only the Liberal Party will stand up for Seniors.” 

Sonia Sidhu,

Federal Liberal Candidate, Brampton South 

 

A re-elected Liberal government will continue to make life more comfortable and affordable for Canada’s seniors by:

  • Permanently increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) by $500 annually for single seniors and $750 for senior couples, starting at the age of 65, benefiting 2.2 million seniors;
  • Working with the provinces and territories to improve long-term care to ensure that seniors are guaranteed the care they deserve, no matter where they live; 
  • Doubling the Home Accessibility Tax Credit, which will provide up to an additional $1,500 to help seniors stay in their homes longer by making them more accessible; and
  • Introducing the Multigenerational Home Renovation tax credit to support families looking to add a secondary unit to their homes to allow a family member to live with them.

The last time the Conservatives were in power, they unfairly increased the retirement age for hard-working Canadians, nearly putting 100,000 seniors aged 65 and 66 into poverty every year. We can’t move backward with Conservative cuts for seniors again. We have to keep moving forward — for everyone.

Authorized by the official agent for Sonia Sidhu