Question Period: When Will Government Commit to Ending Senior Women's Poverty?
March 8th, 2012 - 8:18pm
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, a shocking 46.5% of elderly Canadian women live alone in poverty. This is double the poverty rate for elderly men in Canada. Seniors' poverty particularly touches aboriginal and immigrant women.
Will the government implement a real strategy to fight poverty and make reforms to our pension system to lift all senior women out of poverty?