November 22, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, and seconded by the hon. member for Broadview-Greenwood (Mr. Rae), I move:
That this House notes that the Minister of Finance intends to present a budget on December 11, and calls on the minister to include in that budget provision for a substantial increase in the amount paid to our old age pensioners so that they can cope with the high costs now confronting them, instead of just being told to endure and this House also calls on the Minister of Finance to make budgetary provision for pension equality between men and women so that older women, regardless of marital status, may enjoy adequate pensions and a dignified standard of living.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
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