PCs woo seniors with promise of $500 tax credit

The Progressive Conservatives are wooing Alberta seniors with the promise of a $500 tax credit.

LETHBRIDGE — The Progressive Conservatives are wooing Alberta seniors with the promise of a $500 tax credit.

If the Tories win the April 23 provincial election the tax credit would be available to people over 65 starting next year.

The hope is that people would use the money to pursue healthy, active lifestyles.

The cost of the Seniors’ Activity Tax Credit would be $24 million per year.

Premier Alison Redford is also promising to expand a University of Lethbridge pilot project that allows medical students to complete their degrees without moving to Edmonton or Calgary.

She says educating students close to home is one of the best ways the province can respond to the pressing need for more doctors.