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October 24, 2013

What again the Seniors do not count


Quebec has one of the worst Hospital and medical  services and it neglects seniors too..  Dorval old age home death deemed murder..The coroner’s office conducted an investigation into the man’s death following an incident at the Maison Herron, at 2400 Herron, Dorval Quebec

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MONTREAL – The mayoral candidates in Montreal are talking a lot about corruption, taxes and reforming the municipal civil service — but for seniors, there are also other pressing election issues.Try snow-clearing, crosswalks and benches. Toss in social housing, age- and mobility-appropriate transit service, street lighting, public washrooms and more communication from city and borough officials, and you have a range of issues that would help any of the mayoral hopefuls shape a platform that appeals to elderly voters whether the electoral battlefield is Rosemont, St-Michel or Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.The problem is, they’re not trying.


Take seniors into account in planning infrastructure, local services and urban architecture; invest in public spaces with activities for seniors and others; take seniors into account when planning sporting and cultural activities in the boroughs.Prioritize snow-clearing on sidewalks.Limit municipal tax increases to inflation, relieving the burden on seniors with fixed incomes.Encourage a social mix in neighbourhoods, accessible to people who live alone, seniors and young families, with a mix of social and affordable housing, market rental housing, individual ownership, cooperatives, a mix of social backgrounds.access to housing.


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