Support for Seniors

In May, the Federal Government announced additional measures to help Canadian seniors with increased costs due to COVID-19. Seniors built this country and made it strong. We owe it to them to help now.

This federal support is a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors receiving Old Age Security (OAS), plus an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Other measures announcement this morning include:

  • Expanding the New Horizons for Seniors Program with an additional investment of $20 million to support organizations that offer community-based projects that reduce isolation, improve the quality of life of seniors, and help them maintain a social support network.
  • Temporarily extending GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed. This will ensure that the most vulnerable seniors continue to receive their benefits when they need them the most. To avoid an interruption in benefits, seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than by October 1, 2020.

These measures are on top of the already administered GST credit of $375, which was provided to low and mid-income seniors in April.

For more information, please visit: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/12/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-canadian-seniors

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4 hours ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Over the last 15 years, I have had the absolute honour and privilege to serve our community as your Federal Member of Parliament — a duty I will continue to do until the next Federal election.

This duty is not one that I have ever taken lightly and baring that in mind, I would like to thank each and every one of you for allowing me to do so. Thank you to all those who volunteered, donated and voted for me — without your contributions, I never would have had this life changing opportunity.

I love Canada, our democracy and the way of life we are so grateful to enjoy — fought and won by those Canadians brave enough to stand up in battle. I am proud to have been able to not only serve you, my constituents, but all Canadians and future Canadians. God bless!
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Thank you for your service David, you will be missed

Thank you for advocating for us and your service to our country 🇨🇦 You will be missed. Blessings on your next chapter!

You will be missed! You have been our MP for a long time. I have, over the years, reached out to your office and was treated with respect every time!

Congratulations David on a great career in Parliament. You survived the lions' den! Best to you and your family in the next chapter.

I am so very honoured to have been a part of Team Sweet...an experience I will never forget. Thank you, David, for advocating for all of us. You have truly run a great race!

God Bless you David

Thank you Sir.

David. Our country is richer because of you. You, because of the great work that you have done, are a part our future and you will shine in our history.

You're great David, I looked up to you except for your support for O'Toole, you're one of the best!

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5 days ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Celebrate July 1st with your very own Canada Day Lawn Sign. Provided free of charge and delivered right to your house by our dedicated team of volunteers.

If you would like to order a small sign* for your lawn you can let us know one of the following ways:

1) Fill out our form at: forms.gle/MwG6PbnVsUFwtM1f6

2) Email us back at david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

3) Call David's office at 905-648-3850 and leave a message

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Celebrate July 1st with your very own Canada Day Lawn Sign. Provided free of charge and delivered right to your house by our dedicated team of volunteers.

If you would like to order a small sign* for your lawn you can let us know one of the following ways:

1) Fill out our form at: https://forms.gle/MwG6PbnVsUFwtM1f6

2) Email us back at david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

3) Call Davids office at 905-648-3850 and leave a message

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I prefer my Canadian End The Lockdowns sign better. More patriotic

Can I have a bunch for St Elizabeth's village. If I have one everybody will be bugging me as to where I got it.

I thought he wasn’t running again?

What party does he represent?

This is thoughtful what with all the deaths and suffering continuing due to vaccine damage, why not?

Lost Candian Pride. Happy? far from it Corrupt Government makes only them Happy and look at his smile.

Propaganda

I have my no more lockdowns sign taking up space until Canada escapes government tyranny.

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6 days ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Residents of Flamborough-Glanbrook know well how misleading business practices by telecommunications companies result in significantly lower speeds than promised. This Bill introduced by my colleagues in Parliament will go a long way towards addressing this issue! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Our deepest sympathies go to the family of the victims, their friends, the Muslim community of London and all Muslims across Canada. No words are sufficient to even scratch the surface of the pain this hateful act of racism has inflicted on this innocent family and their friends.

We pray that the young boy and sole survivor is surrounded by love and strength. We must do better and we must do all we can to eliminate all forms of hate.
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1 week ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Today I spoke on the Mental Health struggles Canadians are enduring during the ill-advised lockdowns in our country’s provinces – the worst of which is right here in Ontario. The social isolation endured by Canadians has driven people to eating disorders, self-harm, and contemplation of dark thoughts. Hamilton Health Sciences a month ago reported youth suicide attempts had increased threefold during lockdowns.

With all this devastation the Liberal government’s answer to increased healthcare requests from the provinces was NO. At a time when mental health struggles are so significant Canadians have been sorely let down by their leadership when they deserve better.
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Thank you David Sweet, M.P. What our children and youth have had to needlessly struggle with is appalling, and they certainly deserve better. Thank you for speaking out for those that are vulnerable and often voiceless! 😢

Don't worry -they will soon be replaced.

Amen

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