The justification for this cut is that in the next 20 years the number of people over the age of 65 will dramatically increase. With this knowledge it would make more sense (at least from the perspective social responsibility to our nations elderly) to make efforts to boost the funds in the budget by allocating more of our tax dollars too it. Instead we are have a Prime Minister and cabinet that are coldly advocating the cutting off support of some of our societies more vulnerable members.
The NDP and the other opposition parties have vowed to fight these changes but will a majority government the Conservatives have the votes to ram through the changes.
Maybe the Conservative should change their slogan to Conservative Party of Canada- We think old people are too inconvenient.