Local politicians to host seniors’ forum

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APRIL 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Pensions, health care and housing are likely to be the topics du jour at an information session for seniors taking place this week in Coquitlam.

Hosted by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly and Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson, the event runs on Friday, April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion.

According to Donnelly, part of the reason for hosting such an event is to help residents identify which levels of government deal with which topics.

Given their previous experience on Coquitlam city council, both NDP members can also advise attendees on how best to deal with civic issues.

“I just want to hear from the constituents and see what their concerns are,” Donnelly said.

“We may hear about anything from infrastructure and transportation needs to pensions or housing and health care. We’re there to listen.”

Friday’s event is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of their political affiliation.

It will be held in the lounge at Dogwood Pavilion, located at 624 Poirier St.

For more information, call Robinson’s constituency office at 604-933-2001 or Donnelly’s constituency office at 604-664-9231.

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