Gregory Francis Thompson
Mr. Greg Thompson (Carleton-Charlotte):
Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of National Health and Welfare and concerns the length of time it takes for appeals of disability pensions to be reviewed.
In the last two years that process has gone from a waiting period of about four months to somewhere close to one year. I think members on all sides of the House would agree with me that no one has shown more concern for disabled Canadians than our minister but this waiting period concerns all of us.
I was wondering if the process is being reviewed or something can be done to speed it up because these are
the neediest of all Canadians. The anguish and frustration has to be dealt with.