Restored age of eligibility for Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement from 67 to 65.
Increased the Guaranteed Income Supplement top-up by $947, helping 900,000 vulnerable seniors gain greater financial security.
Made significant investments in home care, home-based palliative care, and community-based care.
Supporting better home care and mental health care with new targeted funding over the next 10 years.
Lowering prescription medication prices.
Supporting caregivers with the new Caregiver Credit and Employment Insurance caregiver benefits.
Providing affordable housing adapted to the needs of seniors.
Enhanced the Canada Pension Plan to increase the maximum level of pension earnings to 14 per cent as of 2025.
Conducted a public review of Canada Post services to ensure that Canadians receive quality postal service at a reasonable price.
Giving dying patients who are suffering intolerably the choice of a medically assisted death by passing Bill C-14.
There’s still more work to do:
Promoting and defending the Canada Health Act to make it absolutely clear that extra-billing and user fees are illegal under Canada’s public medicare system and develop policies to improve verification and recourse mechanisms when instances of noncompliance arise.
Ensuring that the Canada Revenue Agency proactively contacts Canadians who are entitled to, but are not receiving tax benefits.
Ensuring that the Canada Revenue Agency offers to complete returns for lower-income or fixed-income Canadians whose financial situation is unchanged year-to-year.
Improving low-income Canadians’ access to adequate affordable housing with a new National Housing Strategy.