Sep 13, 2021
By Gavin Day
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was a guest on today’s episode of Zoomer Radio’s “Fight Back” with Libby Znaimer.
The show is endeavoring to have every major party leader to make their pitch to listeners and take a few question about their platforms.
On Monday’s show, O’Toole made his pitch to why he should be elected as the next Prime Minister.
“The biggest issue facing our country right now is the cost of living crisis,” said O’Toole. “If you’re a senior on a fixed income, that squeezes you harder than anyone else. We’ve seen the cost of groceries go up, the cost of gas and everyday items skyrocket. Mr. Trudeau, in this election, he said ‘I don’t worry about monetary policy because it doesn’t impact families.’ Well, if inflation is creeping up to where it is to record highs, that does impact people.”
The long term care industry was thrust under the spotlight during the pandemic–particularly in Ontario and Quebec.
Thousands of seniors died in care homes and many parties are now calling for federal standards for all care homes.
“We’re putting $3-billion specifically into infrastructure improvements in long term care facilities that provinces can draw on,” he said.
The federal election is September 20.