Mr. Jacques Lavoie (Hochelaga):
Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, 1 request the unanimous consent of the House to discuss a matter of pressing necessity.
Considering that a person over 65 receives the old age security pension and that his or her spouse who is at least 60 receives the spouse allowance; considering also that when a pensioner over 65 dies, his or her spouse who is under 65 loses this vested right and goes back on social welfare, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. La Salle):
That the Minister of National Health and Welfare should correct this situation so that senior citizens who receive the spouse allowance retain this vested right.
Subtopic: SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic: OLD AGE PENSION-SUGGESTION THAT SPOUSE OF PENSIONER WHO DIES CONTINUES TO RECEIVE FULL PENSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43