An Act to amend the Jobs and Economic Growth Act (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.)

Sponsor

Daniel Blaikie  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Sept. 25, 2018

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Jobs and Economic Growth Act to extend the period during which the Public Service Superannuation Act applies to persons who were employees of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. on the day of the disposition by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited of the securities of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.

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Jobs and Economic Growth ActRoutine Proceedings

September 25th, 2018 / 10 a.m.
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NDP

Daniel Blaikie NDP Elmwood—Transcona, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Jobs and Economic Growth Act (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.).

Mr. Speaker it is my pleasure to rise today to introduce this bill, which has to do with the pensions of over 3,000 Canadian nuclear workers and their families who, as a result of a decision to privatize the management of AECL assets, were kicked out of their pension after a three-year grace period on September 12.

This bill would, first of all, provide an extension of the grace period for the government to work towards a more lasting solution and give it time to look at other jurisdictions that have more flexible membership for their public service pension plan to allow these workers to continue to contribute to the pension that they signed up for when they started in the industry. The workers were told since the inception of the new government that there would be a fair and lasting solution until about six months ago when the tack changed, and then they were told that, because of the framework of the legislation, the government's hands were tied. However, this bill shows that the law can change, and I encourage the government to adopt these provisions forthwith to get fairness for these workers.

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