Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Human Resources Development.
The federal government was a trustee of the pension fund of former employees of the Singer company from 1947 to 1962. Its mandate was to protect the interests of the employees of this company. However, the federal government allowed Singer to draw funds from the pension surplus, thus depriving retirees of an amount that today is estimated at more than $8 million.
Will the minister acknowledge the demands of former Singer employees by granting them their request for compensation, and do so before the last pensioner dies?