“Our Government has a responsibility to protect elderly Canadians,
“This legislation will help ensure tough sentences for those who take advantage of vulnerable members of our society.”
There are already similar provisions under the Code for other vulnerable persons,
Such as minors,
Nearly one-in-10 seniors’ experience some form of abuse
But it’s often not reported.
Public awareness initiatives are always welcome
More is needed, or course, to detect, investigate, prosecute
And ultimately end elder abuse!