MEDIA ADVISORY – What the Candidates “SAID”: Regina

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release                                                                       March 7, 2016

DISC presents What the Candidates ‘SAID’: An all-candidates forum on disability income

 The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition (DISC) invites you to attend What the Candidates ‘SAID’: An all-candidates forum on disability income on Thursday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m., at the Glencairn Neighbourhood Recreation Centre in Regina (2626 Dewdney Ave E). At this event, representatives of the five major Saskatchewan political parties running in the April 4 Provincial Election will be answering questions about Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities.

 DISC is asking all candidates, no matter their political affiliation, to advocate for an increase to the SAID funding program by $250 per month per person, which will help the province reach an appropriate level of income for people with disabilities. To learn how rising costs are creating challenges for daily living for SAID recipients, watch the following video: https://youtu.be/7lq3A4msAdk.

The event will be moderated by Sheila Coles of CBC Saskatchewan. The candidates that will be in attendance are: Victor Lau of the Green Party of Saskatchewan; Tara Jijian of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party; Carla Beck of the Saskatchewan NDP; Donna Harpauer of the Sask Party; and Rick Swenson of the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party.

DISC was formed by a large cross section of disability advocates, consumers and organizations across Saskatchewan who are committed to advocating for a respectful, dignified and adequate income support system.

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For further information, please contact Pat Rediger with Benchmark Public Relations at (306) 522-9326 or [email protected]

 

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