Photo credit: Morena McDonald.

The issue of caring for seniors was in the campaign spotlight today as NDP leader Andrea Horwath paid a visit to a family in Charing Cross.

The NDP is promising to allow seniors to live at home longer by letting them defer property taxes, putting roughly $375 back in their pockets each month, and investing another one-billion dollars to improve home care supports.

“Home is the happiest, healthiest place for our parents and grandparents. We can help them avoid hospitals and long-term care. We can give our loved ones a better quality of life as they age — in their own neighbourhood, living on their own terms,” said Horwath.

Meantime Conservative Leader Doug Ford continued his tour across southwestern Ontario, speaking in Windsor this morning. Ford says if re-elected, the PC government will focus on securing more investments in electric vehicles and the batteries that power them.

Ford visited with candidates in Chatham-Kent-Leamington and Essex County on Thursday afternoon for a photo op at a greenhouse in Staples and a pizza place in Tecumseh.