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Documents shed light on seniors poverty figures used by federal Liberals

Internal government documents say that many of the 57,000 seniors the Liberals say they have helped lift out of poverty only moved above the poverty line when the government changed the measure. The documents shed light on the number of seniors lifted out of poverty by federal boosts to seniors benefits. Seniors Minister Filomena Tassi says the additional money in guaranteed income supplement payments has made a material difference in the lives of 900,000 low-income seniors.

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