Green Party National Strategy for Seniors

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 13:50

The Green Party’s National Seniors Strategy calls for better support programs including Guaranteed Liveable Income, Pharmacare, and Homecare. Developed and implemented through our proposed Council of Canadian Governments, the Green Party’s National Seniors Strategy includes the following points:

  • Implement a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI), which supplements pensions and will ensure no Canadian lives in poverty;
  • Create a national Pharmacare program so that all seniors can afford to fill their prescriptions;
  • Create a National Housing Plan with affordable and predictable home care;
  • Support a national “Aging in Place” approach, modeled after the province of Ontario to ensure every Canadian can live in their own home and community safely and comfortably;
  • Increase the Canada Health Transfer to account for the age of a province’s population, so they can afford to provide health care with a demographic that is weighted with seniors;
  • Create a National Dementia Strategy, which includes more long-term care beds in neighborhood facilities and improved supports for family members

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