Long Sault ON – SD&SG Liberal provincial candidate Mark A MacDonald was entertaining the folks at the Long Sault Family Circle Seniors Club Friday June 24th. He’s been blitzing the riding as he preps for the October election.
He had the following to say about Seniors in general in the riding.
Since my nomination nearly two weeks ago, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to different parts of the Riding and gauge public opinion with respect to what people see as issues that are important to them.
While it’s clear that taxes remain a constant topic of discussion, it’s also clear that the message of “we need to do more for seniors” is at the top of people’s minds.
That’s why today I am announcing that I am dedicating my campaign to the seniors of S. D. & S. G., and I am going to make sure that I keep their issues front and centre, during the campaign.
It’s easy to talk about cutting taxes but that comes with cutting services and I do not want to see our seniors left behind.
Our MPP Jim Brownell, has brought hospital upgrades, a health centre, new social housing, upgrades for long term care and recreational facilities, just to name a few things, to our Riding, all in an effort to improve our quality of life.
For the first time in over 20 years we have new social housing units in Cornwall and Ingleside, with efforts being made to house seniors in supportive housing and handicap accessible units.
We have turned the corner in Ontario and we are on the move but we must continue to work hard.
“We need to do more for seniors”, because with an aging population there are more stresses than ever on families and friends that are caring for someone who is elderly.
Mark A. MacDonald
He took a break from performing to talk about the crisis facing many of our aging population. You can post your concerns for our Seniors below.