Progressive Conservative investments help seniors

September 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

Baillie expands Seniors Property Tax Rebate and Caregiver Benefit

HALIFAX, NS — A Progressive Conservative government will help more seniors stay in their homes with investments in the Seniors Property Tax Rebate and the Caregiver Benefit program.

PC leader Jamie Baillie made the announcement at the Halifax home of Judith Wright.

“After contributing to our province all their lives, our seniors deserve support to stay at home as long as they can,” Baillie said. “These important investments will assist hundreds of seniors.”

A PC government will expand the Seniors Property Tax Rebate program to include all seniors who earn less than $30,000 per year. Miss Wright will save $800 on her tax bill.

“When you live on a fixed income, a tax rebate like this one is always welcome,” Miss Wright said. 

In addition, a PC government, in consultation with Caregivers Nova Scotia, will make more caregivers eligible for the Caregiver Benefit Program and provide care and support for more caregivers. The program provides $400 per month to caregivers.

“Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally demanding,” Baillie said. “With this investment, a PC government will help more people take care of themselves while taking care of others.”

Like all Nova Scotians, seniors are struggling with the highest taxes and highest power rates in Canada. These two investments will ease the burden for more of our seniors.

The Liberals and NDP both have high tax, high cost agendas. Only a PC government will lower taxes, freeze power rates, stop wasteful spending and create more jobs.

The fully accounted PC Party platform offers significant tax relief to Nova Scotians, the highest taxed people in Canada. In addition to helping seniors stay in their homes longer, the

PC plan will roll back the HST, cut the tax-on-tax on gas and set the small business tax to zero.