Private member's Bill C-428 is up for second reading in the Commons. This bill proposes to amend the Old Age Security Act to reduce the residence requirement for entitlement to a monthly OAS pension from 10 years to three years.
The OAS pension is paid to seniors in recognition of their contribution to Canadian society, economy and their community from the age of 18 years. How can a person who has only resided in Canada for three years be eligible for this benefit?
This bill was introduced by MP Ruby Dhallas, a member of the Liberal opposition.
I would be interested in MP Cathy McLeod’s thoughts on this bill and the possibility that it may pass.