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Seniors Invited to Forum with NDP

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 2:59 PM

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.





P Val, you should check this out!

After all, the NDP will surely have answers to all of you concerns!

    I think you should eat at a seniors home for a week, then come back here and explain how well you are fed.. Until then just keep spewing your ignorance.

From the Friday Free For All:

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 12:48 PM by Ataloss with a score of 16
HG , you really should fact check your rants . Canada didn’t pull troops out of the Middle East . They were increased in numbers . The reason the F-18s were pulled because they’ve reached their best before date . Which is a good thing . We wouldn’t want to see a pilot of ours being burned alive , which daeshe would do if they caught one .
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Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 1:18 PM by Dirtman with a score of -9
No, they were pulled because of an election promise. They’re close to the end of their time, likely would do poorly against the latest MIG fighter but for the mission they were on, they did just fine. Trudeau et al just don’t like the idea of involvement in actual combat.
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Ataloss commented to HG (Hart Guy) and Dirtman responded ergo Hart Guy is Dirtman, and probably quite a few other aliases on here as well.

    Check this out folks..JGalt with the daily recap..in case you guys missed the Friday free for all..!

Going back on topic.. If the NDP didn’t screw this province during the key working/earning years the seniors in that cohort might be better off..!!

    That’s a cheap shot at the ndp . People relying of a political party to become successful have lost the battle already . Unless you’re a politician , The old adage is most apt . It’s not how much you have . It’s what you do with what you have that determines how successful you become . As I grew older I watched most my co-works make the bar owners rich while I took my pay checks home proffering to save , invest and rapidly paying down our debt . The biggest problem for Canadians is the ramped finacial illiteracy . Sadly in this country the two most important topics one needs to survive well are not covered . Living in a capitalist democracy one would think capitalism and democracy would be topics covered in schools but for the boomers that didn’t happen . Luckily for me and family I’m a voracious reader .

    And then again with the liberals at the helm. They ARE worse off.. No ” might be ” guess work..

Good one.THUMBS UP

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