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This retiree stuck due to the high cost of living is calling out Justin Trudeau

This retiree stuck due to the high cost of living is calling out Justin Trudeau

“I would really like that, sir. [Justin] Trudeau thinks about seniors. “This doesn't make any sense,” he deplores Newspaper A 70-year-old retiree from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, no longer able to make ends meet with inflation.

“Trudeau is doing nothing. He's giving money out there, millions of dollars out there. He should be thinking about us. 'Here we are, we're the rest,'” said Suzanne Trudel Bagge, a retiree from Montérégie, who sighed impatiently to see him act. “We're here,” she said. “We eat glue.”

Like her, one in five Quebecers aged 55 or older cannot access $5,000 in the event of an unexpected event, according to a Léger poll – Newspaper.

1/5 of the elderly

One in five Quebecers aged 55 or older cannot receive a $5,000 payment in the event of an unexpected event.

These last days, Newspaper I met her as she was preparing to enter Société Saint-Vincent de Paul, Rue Laurier, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Susan and her friends never lost their smiles, huddled outside with their folding chairs protected from the sun, even if they had a lot to say about increasingly difficult grocery bills to pay.

While many are hesitant to speak out loud about the impact of inflation on their portfolios, Susan Trudel Bagge didn't hesitate to voice her thoughts to investors. Newspaper.

Pensions are very poor

According to her, the $713.34 pension is too meager in the face of inflation, which eats up any room for maneuver. “We urgently need to provide a helping hand to the most vulnerable elderly,” she appealed.

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Last summer, the Old Age Security (OAS) pension jumped 10% for those aged 75 or over, to $784.67, but for many seniors, that remains insufficient.

“We don't have vacations anymore. We haven't traveled for eight years.”

“We don't have vacations anymore. We haven't traveled for eight years,” breathes the woman who once had custody.

Today, there is no room to give in to pleasures, or even small pleasures, all of which have become unbearable for her.

“We don't buy extras to spoil ourselves. We don't. We're not able to. Just the main thing,” she concluded.