All-candidates debate focuses on seniors

Debate runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Mathias Anglican Church

  • Thu Oct 1st, 2015 5:00pm
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Recognizing the  influence seniors have on the federal election Oct. 19, CARP (formerly Canadian Association of Retired Persons) presents an opportunity to explore the political parties’ positions on issues critical to seniors and all Canadians Monday, Oct. 5.

Victoria riding candidates have been invited to the debate with a focus on: health care for seniors and other Canadians; Pharmacare and the cost of prescription medications; affordable housing; pensions and pension reform; taxation and fees; part-time workers in the workforce and the minimum wage; elder abuse; care-giver support; and community living for seniors and others. The debate runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Mathias Anglican Church, 600 Richmond Ave.