LETTER: Seniors need help more than farmers

In 2012 the Conservative government enacted legislation to increase the Old Age Security pension qualifying age from 65 to 67 ...

In 2012 the Conservative government enacted legislation to increase the Old Age Security pension qualifying age from 65 to 67 years by 2029.

The annual savings from reducing OAS payments is estimated to be $4 billion.

The government also recently announced that dairy and poultry farmers will receive compensation for of $4.3 billion because of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Many retirees use the OAS to pay for food and lights and live off an income of $54,000 per year.

Stats Canada indicates the average dairy farm is worth in excess of $3.5 million.

It is truly sad that the Conservatives are taking money from the elderly who built this country and its economy, and for political reasons giving it to those worth millions.

Brian Freisen