Tories put seniors on hold, delay NDP legislation to create independent advocate

Government bills introduced after Tuesday are not guaranteed to pass before the legislative session ends, typically in the late fall. The Tories previously rejected calls for an independent seniors advocate when the party was in power.

“There are many of us that are vulnerable. Just as we have vulnerable children, we also have vulnerable older adults. There must be a place in government where someone will listen, hear, investigate concerns and issues and find ways to support those who are harmed, elder abuse, support for caregivers, and the list goes on,” Newman said.


Originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press. Read the full article here.