Veterans, seniors being ignored by government

Both levels of government have turned their backs on the people who built and protected this province and country.

Editor:

Both levels of government have turned their backs on the people who built  and protected this province and country.

On the federal level, Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino announced the closure of more veterans affairs offices when they are most needed.

On the provincial level, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone has held firm and cut the BC Ferry discounts to seniors. Did he not put his listening ears on?

Most provincial discounts for seniors for transportation such as BC ferries and campground fees are in the off-peak times or seasons. No real savings, just a slap in the face to seniors.

It’s time for a complete reform of our system. No matter which party is in power it’s the same story. They pick at the most vulnerable of our society. Seniors and veterans have paid their dues, it’s time the government should pay attention to them.

To these ministers: The cuts may seem small, however if you are on a fixed income as most seniors and veterans are it is a big deal.

I urge everyone to flood the Ministers, MLA’s and MP’s with emails and letters.

Len Lovering

Prince Rupert