Seniors issues focus of election forum

Seniors Action Network question provincial election candidates at Tuesday meeting at the People Place

  • Mar. 8, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Seniors issues are front and centre leading up to the provincial election.

The Seniors Action Network, SAN, will ask questions of the candidates at a meeting Tuesday at the People Place at 10 a.m.

“Questions will deal with seniors’ issues that have been repeatedly identified by SAN and others,” said Dale Drury, with the Seniors Information and Resource Centre.

“The candidates will then have the opportunity to discuss these concerns and propose ideas and resolutions they would make if elected. If you are a senior, or a senior’s supporter and have issues you want addressed you are urged to attend.”

Some of the identified issues deal with poverty, health care, finances and home support.

Drury says the purpose of the meeting is not only to hear how these concerns will be addressed, but to make sure that the candidates know what issues affect seniors.

“After hearing answers to the prepared questions, which have been forwarded to the candidates, people in the audience will then have an opportunity to question them with their own concerns.”

For more information, call, 250-545 8572.