No Canadian should have to choose between putting food on the table, filling their prescriptions, or paying their bills.
May 12, 2020
Canada’s seniors helped shape this country. They’ve been there for us, and now we need to be there for them.
Right now, many Canadian seniors are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges because of COVID-19. That’s why Justin Trudeau has announced new measures from the Liberal government to provide greater financial security for seniors to get through this challenging time.
This new support includes:
Read more about the Prime Minister’s announcement.
There’s no question that COVID-19 has taken its toll on seniors emotionally and financially. Today’s announcements build on the Liberal government’s previously-announced steps to support Canada’s seniors through the effects of COVID-19, such as:
More than 4 million seniors also benefited from April’s one-time special payment through the GST credit, which provided an average of $375 for single seniors and $510 for senior couples — and the Liberal government has also invested in community organizations that provide practical services to seniors, including the delivery of groceries and medications.
Learn more about how the government is helping vulnerable Canadians.
Whether it’s for details on physical distancing, prevention measures, or more, Canada.ca/Coronavirus has the most up-to-date information and resources to help keep you and your loved ones safe and prepared.
Thank you for your support and wishing you and your loved ones all the best,
- Liberal Party of Canada
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