Mathyssen Motions for Seniors Advocate & National Strategy

M-529 — September 16, 2014 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work with the provinces, territories, municipalities, and seniors' organizations to develop a National Strategy on Aging that will: (a) secure high-quality accessible public healthcare and reduce out-of-pocket health expenses for all seniors; (b) ensure that affordable and appropriate housing that adapts to changing needs is available to seniors; (c) increase income security for seniors; (d) develop policies that secure quality of life and equality for all seniors; and (e) create a Seniors' Advocate to ensure that these measures are undertaken and maintained.

 

M-530 — September 16, 2014 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should create a Seniors Advocate to: (a) advocate for the needs and views of seniors and their families; (b) conduct public education and awareness initiatives on the rights of seniors; (c) review all new or revised policies and programs for their impact on seniors, with public input; (d) engage with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, seniors' organizations and other stakeholders on seniors issues; (e) make recommendations to the government on policies and legislation that would improve the lives of seniors; (f) require that all new policies and programs affecting seniors are announced with specific timelines for implementation; and (g) that this Seniors Advocate publish and report annually to Parliament on government policies and programs affecting seniors, including the effectiveness of federal funding related to the needs of older persons.