Wow…..We got $3.11 extra on the Nov Old Age Pension. That will buy a loaf of bread. Even if you only eat 1 slice a day, it wont last a whole month!! Remember this when you cast your ballot both federally and provincially – both should be coming up soon – (just how soon ??) As a raise last year, seniors got 2/5th of 1% on their Canada Pension and 0% on the Old Age Security. This won’t even scratch the raise in taxes that Dalton McGuinty levied, what Premier Campbell’s doing in B.C with the 12% HST and other user fees. We’re “broke” and can’t help our own seniors, Homeless, Veterans, Orphans, etc.?????
This is so pathetically true… In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . Now Pakistan , the same people that will turn around and build the I.E.D.’s that kills our troops. Also another boat load of refugeesrecentlyarrived from Sri Lanka that will get aid that should go to the CANADIAN people that have worked all their lives to make this the country it is today. Our retired seniors living on fixed income receive no aid while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of millions of dollars and tons of food to foreign countries. We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. Why are so many CANADIAN citizens, and the CANADIAN government, so star struck they won’t provide for our own? CANADA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment – yet we had a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. Imagine if we gave ourselves the same support that we gave all of these other countries. I feel bad for them, but I also care about CANADA and our seniors who developed this great country, only to be forgotten. Sad isn’t it?