Unhappy with pension cheque adjustments
Government works in mysterious ways.
On July 20, I reached inside the roadside mailbox and came out with three identical government letters addressed to my wife, my mother and myself. We live in the same household and all carry the same postal address. My question is why not send our government information mailed in one envelope. Wouldn't this save taxpayers dollars?
While opening each letter we were shocked to find out that starting in July my wife and I will be receiving a 14-cent raise in our pension cheques. For a Canadian couple married for 49 years and on a government pension for the past five years, the 28 cents extra per month received becomes an insult when compared to increases in our cost of living.
My wife and I must admit that we fared out well compared to the low blow that my 98-year-old mother received in her government letter. Yes, we bowed our heads in shame when we read the letter saying that her July monthly cheque would contain a deduction in the amount of 34 cents.
Is our country this poor to even think of doing this to a human being or is our government spending too much money abroad and unable to help its own Canadian citizens?
Letters like these have entered many Canadian households recently so I’m sure we are not alone feeling shocked, insulted and shamed. Clarence Landry St. Peter’s