Morell-Mermaid PC MLA Sidney MacEwen is seeking a progress update from the MacLauchlan government on extending policy and financial supports to grandparents as caregivers.
MacEwen says the Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a motion in November 2015 urging the MacLauchlan government to ensure that proper policy and financial supports are in place to support grandparents who act as primary caregivers. Then, Legislative hearings on the issue in 2016 reaffirmed all party support for action on the issue. And finally, he says, a second motion urging government to immediately develop an assistance program for grandparents acting as primary caregivers was unanimously passed by all parties in April 2017.
Macewen says the delays have him concerned and wondering how firm the commitment to help really is.