Mr. Speaker, regrettably, when it comes to helping seniors, the NDP is all talk and no action.
Since 2006, we have taken concrete action to ensure that retirement income is sustainable and is there when Canadians need it, including introducing pension income splitting, introducing age credits, eliminating federal income tax for 38,000 lower-income seniors, increasing the GIS and the exemption, introducing the PRPP, enhancing the CPP, providing the largest GIS top-up in 25 years and introducing automatic renewal of the GIS.
Unfortunately, the NDP voted against all of these important measures.
Having taken action to assist seniors today, we need to ensure future generations can count on their retirement benefits when they need them the most. Our government is taking action to ensure sustainability of old age security for future generations.
Clearly, the NDP's lack of a plan for old age security is a threat to future Canadians' retirement savings.