Senior Consumer Price Index Act

An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Chief Statistician of Canada to prepare a consumer price index for senior citizens to reflect the characteristics of consumer spending by persons aged 60 years and older.

It also makes amendments to the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act to provide that the pensions provided under those Acts are indexed in accordance with this Senior Consumer Price Index.

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Senior Consumer Price Index Act
Routine Proceedings

September 23rd, 2011 / 12:10 p.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-287, An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index.

Mr. Speaker, this bill arises out of some consultations that I have had this spring and summer with seniors and seniors' organizations. In our country the Consumer Price Index and our understanding of the poverty level that seniors are experiencing is inadequate.

My bill would amend the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act to provide that pensions provided under those acts are indexed in accordance with this senior consumer price index. We have a different reality today in terms of the needs of individuals and I would hope the House would support the bill and, thus, the seniors of our country.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)