An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
NO MATTER HOW MUCH money is handed out during this COVID-19 pandemic, it will never be enough. Businesses want more, students want more, parents want more, the unemployed want more and now the seniors want more.
The announcement yesterday of a one-time $300 grant for those on Old Age Security and an additional $200 for those on the Guaranteed Income Supplement has been greeted with a distinct lack of enthusiasm by seniors’ advocates.
It’s not enough, they say. And, true, it’s not going to change anyone’s life.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.