Seniors Invited to Forum with NDP
Prince George, B.C. – The Provincial New Democrats will be in Prince George on Monday to hear abut seniors issues.
“We want to hear about the challenges that seniors in Prince George are facing in their daily lives” says NDP leader, John Horgan, “We want to listen and learn from seniors across the province”. He says the concerns will then be brought back to Victoria where his team will press for action.
The forum is set to take place Monday, at the Prince George Public Library from 11:30 to 12:30.
The forum comes three months after the Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie held a similar session in Prince George. During that visit in mid April, she said the Provincial Government is making progress on the recommendations her office has made ” I think the government is listening and in some areas it is acting, not in all areas but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to act, they just haven’t done it yet.”
At the time, she said most of the concerns expressed to her on her tour dealt with transportation and housing, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.
It is estimated that by 2031, one in four British Columbians will be over the age of 65.