Seniors Benefit proposal adds credibility to Copps' contention

  Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Friday, October 29, 2004
by: Joe Hueglin
  The indisputable fact that then Finance Minister Martin's proposal that
  "The new Seniors Benefit will replace the Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits, starting in 2001."
  was deep-sixed AFTER much publicity adds credibility to Copps' contention he was considering altering other social security programmes.
  At least to some of us who could not have afforded to retire had his plan been implemented.

Joe Hueglin

Government Proposes New Seniors Benefit March 6, 1996, Government of Canada, Department of Finance
Bryden, Joan, Sheila Copps book scorches Martin record on Iraq, medicare, CBC (pdf) October 25, 2004, Canadian Press
Calderhead, Vincent and Jackman, Martha, Copps recall foggy, but she's not totally wrong (pdf) October 29, 2004, Toronto Star
Harris, Kathleen, Martin 'lying" Copps asserts (pdf) October 27, 2004, Winnipeg Sun

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