moved for leave to introduce Bill C-512, an act to amend the Canada pension plan, the Government Annuities Act and the Old Age Security Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts.
Madam Speaker, I have introduced a bill which I hope all members of the House can support. It basically would amend all statutes in Canada that make reference to old age and would change the words “old age” to “seniors”. For example, it would change the old age pension to the seniors income security act.
A gentleman dropped by my office a few months ago. He was a very young, healthy senior who felt the reference to old age on his pension cheque was derogatory. For that reason I have introduced this bill today to change the words “old age” to “seniors” in respect for this country's seniors and the soon to be seniors as well.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)