December 9, 2013 (41st Parliament, 2nd Session)


Gary Schellenberger


Mr. Gary Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to pose one question. I have listened intently today to members on the other side talk about how we should gradually double Canada pension. Does everybody here realize that people have to have jobs in order to pay into Canada pension?
I had a call from a gentleman who said that it was great and asked why I was not in support of doubling the pension. He said that he really needed it. I asked him if he was on pension now and he said yes. I asked if his wife was on it and he said she was, too. I asked him if they both drew the same amount and he said no. That was because he paid more in than she did.
Another gentleman came to see me. He said that he fell off of his bicycle and was thinking about going on disability. He said that he thought he could live on $840 a month. When I helped him apply for it, we found out he had never paid in, so he was not eligible.
A lot of the things we are talking about today do not even come under Canada pension. I would ask my hon. colleague to comment on that, please.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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