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Subject:  Re: Election Time? Date:  9/18/2019  12:42 PM
Author:  tim443 Number:  567613 of 571441

Ah, finally something wife and I can use! }};-D

Now if he were to get to military pensions ... too much?

I must confess our military retirees actually do pretty well since they also qualify for CPP and OAS. Toss in the tax free disability pensions that many of them qualify for along with subsidized supplemental healthcare insurance and none that I know appear to be suffering.

The polling shows a dead heat between the Liberals (center) and Conservatives (right). Meanwhile the Greens are falling behind the 3rd place NDP (both left). Still nearly five weeks to go. The NDP announced intentions to add Dental Care to current Medicare ... which is busy place since there is also discussion of Pharacare. Since the NDP could at best hold the balance in a minority government ... stand by for loud noises. }};-@



Liberals will increase old age security, CPP benefits if re-elected: Trudeau

The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON -- Justin Trudeau is promising to do more to boost incomes for seniors, widows and widowers.

He says a re-elected Liberal government would increase old age security by an extra 10 per cent once a senior turns 75, and will boost the Canada Pension Plan survivor's benefit by 25 per cent.

Trudeau made the announcement at a lawn bowling club in Fredericton, a riding the Liberals picked up in 2015 as part of their sweep of the Atlantic provinces.

While the Liberals -- and other parties -- have been targeting young families in the early stages of this campaign, voters over the age of 65 are often those who most reliably show up at the polls.

"Our parents have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to give us a good life," Trudeau said.

"Once they get to retirement they shouldn't have to worry about their savings running out."

Federal polls show a steady race — but lots of potential for swings to come

Liberals and Conservatives still nearly tied in polls, with Liberals holding the edge in seats

Éric Grenier · CBC News · Posted: Sep 18, 2019 4:00 AM ET

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