July 7, 1967 (27th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

Mr. Speaker, the government has given consideration to many formulas, including the formula used in 1958 which we deemed not to be appropriate as a method to solve this problem finally. We are continuing our consideration of this matter but it is not quite as simple as my hon. friend tries to point out. People are receiving pensions from the civil service having worked for varying periods of time. One could argue that if one made a flat rate adjustment of some sort and somebody receiving $110 a month received $125 or $135 a month, that person may have worked for the civil service for only a very
Motion jor Adjournment short period but would be treated in the same way as long-term employees, which would be unfair. It is a complicated matter-

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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