Federal carbon tax could leave seniors out in the cold, say advocates.
The price of fuel in Newfoundland and Labrador will go up on July 1, 2023.
People — especially seniors — already struggling with the cost of living in Newfoundland and Labrador will be hit the hardest by the the federal carbon tax, say advocates.
Sharron Callahan, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners Association and chairperson of the Seniors’ Coalition, said recently, she’s heard from seniors experiencing “extreme difficulty” with the cost of living.
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On Tuesday, November 1, 2022 the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate NL released this report which provides the status on the implementation of the recommendations in the 2019 report titled Long May Your Big Jib Draw: Setting Sail https://www.seniorsadvocatenl.ca/pdfs/LongMayYourBigJibDrawSettingSail2019.pdf
Twenty five recommendations have been issued by the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate to various Provincial Government departments and agencies, 44% have been fully implemented, 44% partially implemented, and 12% have had little or no meaningful progress, as of the reporting period.
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