OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich– Gulf Islands, has issued the following statement on International Day of Older Persons:
“Canada is an aging society – By 2030, almost one in four Canadians will be over age 65. It should go without saying that all Canadians deserve a comfortable, secure and dignified retirement, yet for far too many people, that dream remains out of reach.
That’s why Green MPs are working every day to implement a Guaranteed Livable Income, to make our tax system fairer, and to introduce a national pharmacare program to reduce the burden of prescription drug costs.
International Day of Older Persons is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of our elders, and to express our profound gratitude for their contributions to our society. It is also a time to reflect on how we can do more to support older persons in our communities.”