BY CLYDE BROWN,
OCTOBER 6, 2010
I am a senior and would like to know why the Conservative Party of Canada is against seniors.
It went back on its promise not to touch income trusts.
Thousands of seniors had invested in income trusts based on the Conservative promise not to pass legislation affecting them.
We lost thousands of dollars, money that was supposed to provide for us in our later years.
It was only with a lot of outside pressure that this government decided to help our veterans -- many old and suffering from injuries and disease as a result of battles.
Also, the Conservatives persuaded the B.C. Liberal Party to implement the harmonized sales tax, increasing the cost to us seniors on fixed incomes.
The Conservatives refuse to support any legislation that would help pensioners.
Bill C-501 is such a piece of legislation.
It's a private member's bill that proposes to give pensioners priority over junk and vulture bond dealers, many of whom are not Canadian, in the distribution of monies when the assets of a bankrupt company are wound up. This bill would result in pensioners getting a bit more money, without any impact on taxpayers, yet the Conservative party is against it.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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