260,000 Seniors in Canada Living in Poverty

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, more than 260,000 seniors across the country are living below the poverty line. As more Canadians retire, that number will rise, but the government seems to content to sit back and watch

New Democrats are calling for action. We have proposed a workable and effective national seniors strategy, a plan that calls for government investment in affordable housing so that all seniors can age in dignity.

Will the minister support our intelligent plan?