Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau campaigned for seniors, promising to train up to 25,000 new personal support workers and guaranteeing them a basic wage of at least $25 per hour on Thursday.
Trudeau claims that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on Canada’s seniors, particularly those in long-term care facilities.
The bulk of COVID-19 deaths in Canada have been among long-term care residents.
Trudeau says that while health care is the jurisdiction of provinces and territories, a re-elected Liberal government would work with them to support seniors.
He says they would give provinces and territories $3 billion to improve the quality and availability of long-term care beds, and develop a Safe Long Term Care Act to ensure standards are upheld across the country.
The Liberals say the seniors’ promises would cost about $9 billion over five years.
Source_ The Canadian Press