Billions for pensioners gets all-party support, but seniors hold highest net worth
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