Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion on an urgent and important matter.
Considering the unprecedented rate of unemployment now affecting the country and the fact that numerous workers are forced to retire before age 65 and consequently are not entitled to the old age pension, which creates unjustified difficulties for them, and considering that early retirement would greatly contribute to reducing unemployment, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):
That this House urge the Minister of National Health and Welfare to take the necessary measures so that those retiring at age 60 or more could benefit from the old age security pension as well as the guaranteed income supplement.
Subtopic: SOCIAL SECURITY