Urgent Call for Support: Seniors in need of Assistance
June 5 2023
MP Anna Roberts expressed skepticism over the Liberal government’s claim of lifting 1.3 million Canadians out of poverty, citing contradictory data. MP Anna Roberts criticized the government’s handling of the issue and called for better support for seniors who feel betrayed and unsupported.
MP Anna Roberts highlighted a report from a National Food Rescue Organization, revealing a concerning trend. It stated that there has been a significant increase in the number of Canadians relying on food banks. The organization anticipates that over eight million Canadians will be served by food banks this year, which represents a 60% increase compared to the previous year. Of particular concern is the estimated 732,000 seniors who are expected to seek assistance.
MP Anna Roberts attributed the struggles faced by seniors in accessing sufficient food to the rising inflation rate, which has been exacerbated by the Liberal carbon tax. The Liberal government’s decision to impose a second carbon tax further compounds the financial burden on seniors. The Minister of Seniors fails to prioritize the needs of vulnerable groups, especially seniors, despite claiming otherwise.
MP Anna Roberts emphasized the invaluable contributions made by seniors to the country and argued that they deserve better treatment. Promising a different approach, MP Anna Roberts pledged that the Conservative leader would eliminate these taxes and restore dignity to seniors.
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