LETHBRIDGE - A Lethbridge conference that opened with a speech by Health Minister Fred
Horne on Thursday, saw another big name on Friday.
Long time CTV news broadcaster Llyod Robertson was the Keynote Speaker at the Seniors Services Conference - Grey Matters.
Robertson, a senior himself, sees a big challenge for seniors organizations,
is finding things to do that are meaningful. He says "because we're living
longer, we have to be more active because we know that being more active is what
keeps us going both on a psychological and physical level, because you can't
just pull down the blinds, turn on the TV, and retire, that's not the way to go
about it. You've got to know that you have to lead meaningful lives moving
Robertson also touched on the current state of the Senate, as two of his
former colleagues, Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy, have found themselves caught up
in an expense scandal . Robertson says "the important thing to me now is that we
use this opportunity of so much concentrated attention on the Senate to move
forward and really talk about what we want our Canadian Senate to be, do we want
it elected or do we want to abolish it."
Robertson says he doesn't know what happened to Wallin and Duffy, if they got
a sense of entitlement or what it was, but he adds they're good people and some
of the personal comments about them have been ugly, bitter and nasty.