WHEREAS many seniors on fixed incomes have financial difficulty making ends meet without further off-loading and downloading of existing program costs, and
WHEREAS Old Age Pensions and Supplements have not increased sufficiently to cover the increased financial demands due to the cost of living, increased utility costs, medication costs, property taxes, and
WHEREAS many seniors are being challenged to try to live in dignity while receiving benefits below the poverty level,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners’ Federation oppose the Federal Government’s proposed Taxation of Seniors’ Health Benefits.
Submitted by SASKATCHEWAN SENIORS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED