The NDP used the Opposition day in Parliament today to put forward a motion that the federal government not pay for its agenda on the backs of Canadian Seniors by raising the age at which they will qualify for Old Age Security (OAS).
Several times NDP members put the question to Human Resources Minister - Is your government planing to raise the age at which a person would qualify for OAS.
Each time Human Resources Minister answered. "Seniors currently receiving OAS will not be affected." As with many things in politics the answer to the question lies with has NOT been said.
Since the Minister specified seniors "currently receiving" it is clear that the government plans to make changes for people that are not currently receiving. When they plan to have this increase take effect is not known.
The opposition motion to protect OAS will be voted on by the House of Commons in the afternoon session of Feb 6th