September 16, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saint John, NB - Today, the Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, announced his plan to support seniors.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Canada’s seniors. It’s exposed how deadly overcrowded long-term care homes and staffing shortages can be,” said O’Toole. “A Conservative government will always support our seniors and ensure they receive the care and support they need.”
Canada’s Conservatives have a plan to help seniors stay in their own homes and improve the quality of long-term care across the country.
Through Canada’s Recovery Plan, a Conservative government will:
- Introduce the all-new Canada Seniors Care Benefit, which will pay $200 per month per household to any Canadian who is living with and taking care of a parent over the age of 70.
- Amend the Home Accessibility Tax Credit by increasing the limit from $10,000 per dwelling to $10,000 per person.
- Allow seniors or their caregivers, including their children, to claim the Medical Expense Tax Credit for home care instead of only allowing them to claim attendant care if they live in a group home.
- Invest $3 billion over the next three years to renovate long-term care homes and improve the care residents receive.
- Double the Canada Workers Benefit and pay it out quarterly. This change will provide a $1 per hour raise for low-income seniors, including many who choose to work part-time to supplement their retirement income.
- Boost the number of personal support workers in long-term care and home care by providing priority and promoting these careers through immigration programs.
“Our seniors built this country and they deserve nothing less than the ability to enjoy living their golden years with dignity and grace,” said O’Toole. “Only Canada’s Conservatives have a detailed plan to secure the future for our seniors.”
For more information:
Conservative Party of Canada