Coalition meets with Wally Stiles, Liberal candidate for Petitcodiac - Posted August 30, 2010


Coalition executive continues to meet with candidates across the province to  make sure that seniors issues are taken seriously by all candidates.

Debbie Ellison, Secretary for the Coalition says that we  are telling our vision to as many candidates as possible so that we can teach them some important information, shorten their study time by meeting in person and letting them know how important it is to the seniors of this province that we get as many of these services in place as possible.

Cecile Cassista, Executive director elaborated on the ten point vision that is needed to ensure seniors are provided the services they need. Mr Stiles stated that he could support a stand alone office, perhaps a senior advocate concept as oppose to the Auditor General office to handle complaints and Investigation.

Cassista reminded Mr Stiles of the 3.5 hours of care in nursing homes needs to be implement as promised in the last election. A home heating program similar to Nova Scotia needs to be implemented and that the Veterans' disability should not be counted as income when the disability is not service related.

The Coalition is on the watch to make sure all political parties do not favor the return of liquid assets or entertain the idea of "ability to pay"  says Cassista.