This year, our Government has been working hard for seniors. We recognize that the health of seniors is vital to the wellbeing of our country and this is why we’re providing more money for seniors and their loved ones.
Our government has committed to investing more than $6 Billion dollars over the next 10 years to enable provinces and territories to improve access to home care services. This will increase access to home-based palliative care and community-based care and allow seniors to stay independent for longer.
Through consultations across the country we heard from Canadians that caregivers also need support to continue to provide care to their relatives in need. This is why we created the new Canada Caregiver Credit, which makes it easier for Canadians to take time off work to care for a sick or elderly relative.
Finally, to protect Canadians, particularly seniors, from excessive drug prices, we have amended the rules around patented drug prices for the first time in over 20 years.
We strongly believe that these investments will make a real difference.
Let’s celebrate our #accomplishments!