House of Commons Debate
Government Business No. 7—Proceedings on Bill C-12
February 11th, 2022 / 2:20 p.m.
Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC
Madam Speaker, my colleague, the NDP critic for seniors, raised many issues that seniors in my community of Vancouver East are experiencing.
They cannot understand how it is possible that the Liberal government continues to ignore their pleas for help. The government knew the GIS cut was going to hurt seniors, that it was going to displace them and render them homeless and unable to survive.
With this bill, the government says it will do something, but it would not take effect until July. It will be too late for many seniors, and for some it already is too late.
I ask the member to please clarify for me exactly what the government can do immediately to help seniors now so they can stop suffering.