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Date updated: July 26, 2018

Fixed incomes, rising costs: Seniors need certainty on power prices, advocate says

Suzanne Brake has only been in office for less than a year but she says she’s spoken to a significant number of seniors in that short time with the same stress: power rates.

“One issue that continues to come up is the concern and worry and fear by seniors regarding the cost of electricity in the future,” Brake said Wednesday.

She is Newfoundland and Labrador’s seniors’ advocate, a position created in November 2017, and she is calling for Nalcor and the government to lay out a plan for dealing with electricity rates.

“I would like to see seniors being made aware of what the plans are for the future and to have their fears alleviated,” Brake said.

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Contact the Seniors’ Advocate to share your concerns about this issue:
Dr. Suzanne Brake
Seniors’ Advocate
709-729-66031-833-729-6603
Fax: 709-729-6630
seniorsadvocate@seniorsadvocatenl.ca

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