Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Socking it to seniors again

I just received a nice penalizing request from the B.C. Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

I’ll be 84 in June.

I just received a nice penalizing request from the B.C. Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to have a driver’ medical examination completed by my physician every two years after age 80.

While I may agree or disagree with the medical examination is not the issue although it has been deemed penalizing, cruel and the process rigged and punitive against the elderly in previous local editorials.

I am totally aghast that I have to pay for this extra medical examination (up to $100) which is imposed on senior citizens on limited income; this is considered a hidden, unfair, double taxation grab and completely discriminatory and against human rights.

It would seem more proper and logical to combine this driver’s medical test with the client’s annual medical. and the physician’s fee paid under the Medical Services Plan.

It would be of comfort to see the appropriate agencies take an active role in addressing and correcting this blatant affront to our B.C. senior community

Claude Filiatrault

Penticton