On Oct. 29, The Daily News published a letter (Old Age Security Act Better Left As Is). The letter was about Bill C-428 (an act to amend the Old Age Security Act; residency requirement), claiming that it was entering its second reading.
This bill no longer exists.
This bill was tabled during the previous Parliament, before the 2011 election, by Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla.
The bill expired when the 2011 election was called and it has not been reintroduced.
The bill created significant controversy that persists today as it proposed to reduce the residency requirement from 10 years to three years for immigrants seeking to collect Old Age Security benefits.
The bill did not enjoy the support of our government when it was tabled in the previous Parliament, and would not enjoy our support if it were to be tabled again.
CATHY McLEOD MP