« Seniors have contributed immensely to shaping our community and our country. They deserve to receive all the support and care that they need. In the 2019 federal budget, our government took specific measures to maintain and improve their quality of life. By implementing these actions, we are proud to contribute to the well-being of Canadians who have worked hard to build our country. »
– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie
To better support our seniors, we have increased the Guaranteed Income Supplement earnings exemption from $3,500 to $5,000 a year. This will enable our loved ones to keep more of their income giving them greater peace of mind while encouraging them to contribute to our economy. The government has also invested $50 million to help our loved ones enjoy a better quality of life. Through this strategy people with dementia and their caregivers will benefit from much needed help and care. Finally, it should be noted that the government has already increased the Guaranteed Income Supplement top-up benefit, offering up to $947 more per year to approximately 900,000 retirees.