moved for leave to introduce Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years).
Mr. Speaker, if we truly believe in supporting our troops, we need to ensure that we support them long after the uniform comes off.
Many people do not realize that when a military person remarries after the age of 60 and then dies, the second spouse is not entitled to any of the person's pension benefits. This needs to change. There should be no discrimination when a military person or another person marries after the age of 60. That is there personal business. The reality is that those people who care for our veterans and others deserve to have that pension benefit.
We ask that the government remove that clause from the act so that these men and women can have these benefits as properly accorded to them.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)