The government’s budget will send $12-billion over five years to seniors over the age of 75.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's budget said an expansion of Old Age Security was a 'partial repayment' of a debt owed for the lives lost in long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget also set aside $3-billion for improving standards of care in those homes, which fall under provincial jurisdiction. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The government’s 2021 budget promised billions for seniors, and opposition MPs are calling for more, but data from Statistics Canada suggests that not all seniors need the help.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.