WHEREAS it has come to our attention that the Federal Government of Canada has approved the investment of an off-shore foreign company in a company that operates Canadian Residential Care/Assisted Living/Independent Living Complexes in Canada (Retirement Concepts); and
WHEREAS when private and/or foreign ownership occurs, these facilities would be vulnerable to closure and the land slated for commercial development;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners’ Federation urge the Federal and Provincial Governments to carefully monitor this situation to be sure the safety, security and well-being of residents of these Residential Care Complex is maintained; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Pensioners’ Federation urge the Federal and Provincial Governments to carefully monitor the residents of these Residential Care Complex with regard to staffing levels to ensure that those levels are maintained with the goal to provide all residents dignity, respect and well-being, and that British Columbia Standards are enforced; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Pensioners’ Federation urges the Federal and Provincial Governments to retain public possession and ownership of all care facilities in the province and to block any future foreign investment or influence by private sector interests wishing to purchase or invest, to any degree, in the ownership or control of said facilities.
Submitted by OLD AGE PENSIONERS ORGANIZATION of BC