An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.


Charles Caccia  Liberal

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


Not active, as of March 24, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canada Pension PlanRoutine Proceedings

March 24th, 2004 / 3:10 p.m.
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Charles Caccia Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-495, an act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits).

Mr. Speaker, if this bill were adopted, as I hope it will, then a person who applies for a pension under the Canada pension plan after reaching the age of 70 years would, in most cases, be able to receive retroactive payments starting from their 70th birthday, rather than the current maximum of 12 months.

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