Brampton, ON – On May 14th, MP Sidhu rose in the House of Commons and delivered a speech highlighting the government’s efforts for Canadian seniors. The speech was delivered during the debate for motion M-203.
Motion M-203 was tabled by the Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre to target and combat fraud practices against seniors.
MP Sidhu spoke about the “New Horizons for Seniors” program which fights the financial exploitation of elders. The program supports projects that improve the quality of life for Canada’s vulnerable seniors and creates more opportunities for seniors to be active in their communities.
“The exploitation of seniors is a serious and despicable offence, and we owe it to the older generation to give them the tools to protect themselves from such threats. I am proud to support the motion tabled by the Member for Richmond Centre to advance this worthy cause” ~said Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South
MP Sidhu also brought up Budget 2018 which included $116 million to create the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit – a hub for cybercrime investigations, which will work to protect Canadians from fraud.
Additionally, MP Sidhu expressed her support for the Fraud Prevention Forum –
including the Justice Canada component of the federal Family Violence Initiative and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – which provides information and resources to professionals and to the public about how to prevent the exploitation and financial abuse of elders through fraud.
MP Sidhu and the entire Liberal Party remain committed to protecting seniors who have helped make Canada what it is today.