Wildrose promising extra funding, inflation proofing to aid seniors, disabled

Alberta’s opposition Wildrose party says if it forms government it will keep Red Deer’s Michener Centre open and spend an additional $50 million a year on seniors’ centres.

EDMONTON — Alberta’s opposition Wildrose party says if it forms government it will keep Red Deer’s Michener Centre open and spend an additional $50 million a year on seniors’ centres.

Leader Danielle Smith made the announcement this morning on the grounds of the facility for the developmentally disabled.

The social care platform is one in a series as the Wildrose prepares for an election that is slated for 2016 but could come earlier after the governing Tories choose a new leader this fall.

Smith also says if her party was elected, it would also strengthen the income support program for people with disabilities.

She also says a Wildrose government would make sure there’s enough support for families to choose the type of care that is best for their loved ones.

The Michener Centre is slated to soon close.

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