Marc Serré

Your member of parliament for


Nickel Belt

Marc Serré

Your member of parliament for


Nickel Belt

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Motion M-106 Seniors

Introduced in the House of Commons on December 6, 2016M-106 calls on the federal government to develop Canada’s first National Senior Strategy.  This motion seeks to improve the quality of life for all seniors across Canada.

Briefing on M-106

Text of Motion M-106

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I am particularly humbled and proud to share that on May 17, 2017, my Private Member’s motion was successfully carried in the House of Commons. On June 6, 2017, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (also known as HUMA) began a 10-meeting study on developing a National Seniors’ Strategy. Committee meting commenced in the fall 2017 and concluded in winter 2018.

On March 29, 2018, HUMA tabled their final report titled “Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors”. The newly re-engaged National Seniors’ Council will review the report and advise the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos and the Minister of Health, The Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, on how best to develop and implement a pan-Canadian National Seniors’ Strategy

To view HUMA’s report :  Advancing Inclusion and Quality of Life for Seniors 

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Seniors Town Halls:

Since the summer of 2017, I have been meeting with seniors and caregivers across Canada to ask them directly what needs to be addressed in Canada’s first-ever National Seniors Strategy. I am extremely grateful to my fellow Members of Parliament who have invited me to their communities to learn first-hand from seniors in their riding on issues that matter most to them.

I would like to thank the many residents who came out to participate in these important community meetings for sharing their feedback and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities seniors face now and in the immediate future. Rest assured, this feedback will be shared with the new National Seniors Council and will help to inform their work on developing a National Seniors Strategy.

Seniors’ Town Hall PowerPoint: Serré Seniors Strategy PPT

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Member’s Objective :

 

Member’s Rationale :

 

Key Facts & Statistics :

Canada’s population is aging. 

Canada’s health care system was not built to meet the challenges of an aging population

Inequities of care exist across the country

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and its “Demand a Plan” Campaign for a National Seniors Strategy