Vaughan, Ontario, August 30, 2011—The Hon. Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, highlighted the Harper Government’s investments toward seniors in Vaughan and across Canada through the GIS top-up and New Horizons for Seniors Program’s increased budget.
“Canada’s seniors have worked hard to build a better country for future generations and our Government has taken significant action to improve their quality of life,” said Minister Fantino. “In the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, we have increased financial support for low-income seniors and enhanced the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) which is of a significant and tangible benefit to seniors in Vaughan.”
Minister Fantino also highlighted that Budget 2011 is providing an additional $10 million over two years for the NHSP. The NHSP helps seniors use their leadership, energy and skills to benefit communities across Canada.
“New Horizons for Seniors Program is a great resource for improving the quality of life for seniors in Vaughan and across the country,” said Minister Fantino. “I have seen firsthand the benefits that our seniors receive from New Horizons and I can tell you that this program gives back to the individuals that worked hard to make this country what it is.”
On March 17th, 2011 Minister Fantino, then Minister of State (Seniors), announced that the Harper Government had invested over $81,000 toward seniors projects in Vaughan under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.