Mrs. Deborah Schulte (King—Vaughan, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, today is National Seniors Day, a day when Canadians are invited to celebrate the older adults in their lives.
Here on the Hill, our Minister of Seniors has organized a series of round tables to enable stakeholders to discuss seniors issues and explore ways to ensure that federal government programs and services respond to Canada's aging population.
Our nation's seniors have created the framework for our country's success and have helped build the open, diverse and compassionate society we all enjoy today. With the number of seniors projected to reach 10 million by 2036, it is vital that we support their needs. By investing in seniors, we are investing in the well-being and prosperity of Canada.
I would like to invite all those in the House to attend the National Seniors Day reception tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 216, Centre Block, with refreshments provided by CARP, the Canadian Association of Retired People.
Let us all celebrate our seniors today and every day.
Topic: Statements By Members
Subtopic: National Seniors Day