August 23, 2019 1:10 pm

Manitoba Liberals promise to build more housing, fund programs for seniors

The Manitoba Liberals say they would create 1,200 new housing units for seniors and boost home-care funding if elected.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert
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Manitoba’s Liberals say they would create 1,200 additional housing units for seniors if the party were to win the Sept. 10 election.

Leader Dougald Lamont says the community-based units would be built by 2024 at a cost of $160 million.

He says he would also boost home-care funding by $38 million in the first year.

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And he would put $5 million more each year into programs for seniors.

Lamont says he would also create the role of an independent seniors advocate.

He says a Liberal government would do more for seniors than the Progressive Conservatives have.

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