Gov’t seems to not care about rural areas

The Liberals announced a seniors advocate office or at least want to create it.

Editor:

The Liberals have a new vote gathering release.

The Liberals announced a seniors advocate office or at least want to create it.

This won’t happen before the election which should make it defunct.

While seniors do struggle often with increasing health care premiums, distant treatment centres, drug costs, a bird’s nest of regulations and procedures which are not Senior friendly, perhaps we need to ask a few questions.

There is a seniors advocate in Williams Lake now and the operation struggles mightily under a volunteer/no funding weight.

The lady in charge of this noble effort has, with her other volunteers, been hard at work in Williams Lake for nine years.

The recent visit from seniors minister Ralph Sultan showed how little the government seems to care about rural areas.

Sultan admitted he had no idea on what was needed at the hospital or what were the issues.

This Seniors Minister seems very ineffective and yet an election surprise is announced to sway voters.

He did say we were on a list for help but not the first list.

According to Sultan there are many communities that are not “age friendly,” meaning seniors and I wonder why, if so, the Seniors Minister hasn’t done anything about that.

Unfortunately the Liberals are using seniors needs and concerns to try to pry a vote from you.

Proposing an “office” that can’t be initiated before the election is really a low approach.

Gary Young

Independent candidate Cariboo Chilcotin

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