Justin Trudeau answers B.C. voter’s widely shared Facebook letter
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CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2015 10:50 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 24, 2015 11:17 AM ET
I went to the site, very pretty, very vague..when I typed in “Search’ re seniors, all that came up was some stuff about medical costs and veterans’ pensions..nice, but not what I asked for..and, as a senior on a fairly low pension, I would like some help with that..we need a raise in pensions, we aren’t all middle class…
I saw youth and children being made a focus..understandable from a new PM with small children, but what about the rest of us? We aren’t all from wealthy families with big retirement bank accounts..I’ll never get sucked into any phone or banking or investing scams..I don’t have the funds to get conned…please make sure that we seniors aren’t getting conned by the newly elected Libs…
I did try to listen to what JT had to say during the campaign, waiting in vain for something, anything about seniors that wasn’t referring to veterans or prescription costs.not that those things aren’t important, but they aren’t the whole picture…
When you live on a fixed income, you are subjected to the perils of the open market in ways that can only be understood when experienced..
My diet has changed drastically, not because I want/need to lose some poundage (I do) but because I can no longer afford to eat the way I did even last year..
I try to be healthy and watch sodium, calories carbs etc. but when it comes down to it, we all need to realize that the obesity rates stem as much from the high cost of ‘healthy’ foods as any will power we might be able to exercise..
I remember when I was a young person that there were stories about the horrors of poverty in old age, and older folks having to eat pet food to survive..*shudder* But these days, who can afford pet food?