moved for leave to introduce Bill C-396, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (deductions — disabled child).
Mr. Speaker, as we all know, the Canada pension plan has been one of the great pillars of this nation for many decades. This private member's bill attempts to build in a bit of compassion for those who take the time out of the workforce to look after a disabled child. It allows for the calculation of the contributor's average monthly pensionable earnings for the deduction of months in which a contributor remained at home in order to care for that particular disabled child.
It is an honour to present this on behalf of the constituents of Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)