Mr. Jim Hawkes (Calgary West):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43, and I hope the opposition side will give this matter serious attention.
In view of the fact that since January 1, 1976, 13,500 senior citizens have been illegally denied unemployment insurance benefits, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Rosedale (Mr. Crombie):
That this House direct the Minister of Employment and Immigration to immediately bring forward legislation which will overcome the government's previous insensitivity and provide a mechanism that will allow these senior citizens to receive the benefits that they have been owed since 1976.
Subtopic: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic: DENIAL OF BENEFITS TO SENIOR CITIZENS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43