The Conservatives tried to bolster their position by pointing out how much better off seniors would be under the proposed 2011 Tory budget.
[Conservatives Seniors Minister] Fantino visited the Better Living Community Centre in Toronto, outlining proposed improvements to the Guaranteed Income Supplement [GIS]…. In his statement [March 24], Fantino said the proposed improvements would provide single, low-income seniors with up to $600 in benefits, while couples would receive $840.—CP, “Conservatives signal senior vote will be key target,” March 24, 2011
Wow! Less than $12 per week increase for a single senior! Hold me back!
Want to bet that the Conservatives’ already approved raises for their political staff are worth just a little bit more than that?
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