BRIAN MASSE STATEMENT ON NATIONAL SENIORS’ DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      

OCTOBER 1, 2012

 BRIAN MASSE STATEMENT ON NATIONAL SENIORS’ DAY

 In honour of National Seniors’ Day in Canada today, I
would like to express my gratitude and respect for all of the seniors in
Windsor West who have contributed, and continue to contribute to make our community
what it is today.

 Whether our local seniors’ are active in the community
organizations or in their families, political groups, boards of directors, or
as community volunteers, they are an invaluable resource from which all
generations should learn. 

 My New Democrat colleagues and I are honoured to
present a modern and progressive vision of an inclusive society for our
seniors.  Seniors are right to demand
that their government enable them to live well and in response to that call I
personally introduced the first-ever Seniors Charter of Rights which passed in
the House of Commons in 2006.

 Although the Harper Government has not acted on the
will of Parliament to implement the Charter, and have instead further cut back
on seniors’ pensions and benefits at this critical time, I still firmly believe
that by working together with the Province, City, and with community
organizations, we can better understand the most important issues for our
seniors and help make these golden years truly golden.

 In closing, on this National Seniors’ Day, I would
like to thank all of the seniors in our community who have helped, mentored and
guided me in the right direction.  I
appreciate your help and hope to work with and hear from as many seniors in our
community as possible to ensure that we are hearing you and working to meet
your needs.  Thank you again and happy
National Seniors’ Day.

 Brian Masse MP
Windsor West

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