I read with interest Mr. Mayes’ proud record of what he has done and in most part, I can agree with him.
Having said that, what were you, your party and prime minister thinking when you all allowed bill C-428 to get to second reading?
For those that don’t know what this bill proposes, if passed, it will lower the wait period to three years from the current 10 years residency to obtain Old Age Security benefits.
How ludicrous. An immigrant entering Canada at the age of 62 will be eligible to apply for OAS in three years, having never even paid into it.
You can thank opposition MPs Ruby Dhalla and Bob Rae for this. Before you pat yourself on the back too much, Mr. Mayes, maybe deal with this idiotic piece of proposed junk before you retire.