Mr. Speaker, after three years the government has done little to help Canadian seniors and retirees.
The Prime Minister promised during the election campaign to use every tool in the toolbox to fix Canada's flawed bankruptcy and insolvency law to protect workers' pensions, but so far has done nothing.
After news that 18,000 Sears retirees would lose 30% of their pensions, we still heard nothing from the government.
The government made a promise to consult in its last budget, but clearly Liberal promises are not worth the paper they are written on.
Changing the laws to protect workers' pensions is not hard. My Bill C-384 and Liberal Senator Art Eggleton's Bill S-253 lay out straightforward measures to fix the problems. Still, the government refuses to act.
For three years I have been asking the government to change the laws and protect Canadian pensioners. Every time I get back the same non-answers. This lack of respect is insulting to Canadian workers and retirees.
Let us stop the pension theft.