In February 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations (OSSCO) board member Ghazy Mujahid published an OPED in The Hill Times (February 15th, 2018) highlighting the increasing proportion of seniors in Canada’s population and their growing strength in the electorate.
In it he suggested that “Trudeau should appoint a cabinet minister responsible solely for seniors”. He followed this with initiating an electronic Petition (e-1566) to Parliament requesting a dedicated Minister or Special Advisor on seniors be appointed. Since April OSSCO has been promoting the signing onto this petition. This initiative by our board member confirmed for the Prime Minister of the importance of a federal; Minister of Seniors.
To read the full opinion piece please click here.
For more information on the e-petition please read our August 1st, 2018 newsletter, which can be found under Articles on our OSSCO website.