POLITICS

New Brunswick NDP promising to help seniors stay in their homes longer

09/07/2014 02:07 EDT | Updated 11/07/2014 05:59 EST
ROBERTVILLE, N.B. - The New Brunswick NDP is promising to help seniors stay in their homes longer.

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says his party would provide $4.7 million per year for a senior citizen assistance program that would provide funding for repairs to homes.

He says an NDP government would also reform health care to focus on primary care and home-based services for seniors.

Cardy say the cost of the reforms will be reflected in their health care plan.

The Liberal party says it will release its platform on Monday morning in Moncton.

The Progressive Conservatives released a platform Friday that promises no new taxes and lean spending.

The provincial election is set for Sept. 22.