Quick Facts

Some of the resolutions passed Saturday at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights include:
  • That the Coalition request the government to ensure seniors with an annual income of less than $28,000 a year be exempt  from user fees.
  • That the Coalition call upon government to restore the ambulance service at no charge to all New Brunswickers.
  • That the Coalition ask the government to address the issue of making the Minister of State  a full-fledged minister with a department that includes the portfolio of housing and all matters pertaining to seniors.
  • That the Coalition call upon the government to consult with the public to improve the benefits outlined in all Medavie Blue Cross plans and to establish a fair rate and benefits for all seniors.
  • That the Coalition urge the government to work with senior organizations and community groups to develop a heating program similar to the Heat Smart program in Nova Scotia.
  • That the Coalition recommend the Veteran's Disability Pension not be calculated as income or linked to service related.