A sampling of the questions the NDP piled up on Old Age Security over the last two days.
Is the government planning to raise the OAS eligibility to 67, yes or no? Can the minister tell us whether or not the government will increase the retirement age from 65 to 67? Yes or no? Will the government increase the retirement age from 65 to 67 or not? Yes or no? Does this government plan to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67? Yes or no? If the government is going to raise the OAS from 65 to 67, we want to know, yes or no? Rather than causing people anxiety, will the Conservatives finally answer our question? Will they or will they not increase the retirement age? Will the Conservatives stop trying to scare people by pretending OAS is unsustainable and agree to leave OAS alone, yes or no? Will the Conservatives give us a straight answer? Will the retirement age be increased from 65 to 67? Why not tell us clearly whether the Conservative government intends to increase the retirement age from 65 to 67?
The Liberals, meanwhile, have released audio of Stephen Harper promising in 2005 to “fully preserve the Old Age Security, the Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Canada Pension Plan, and all projected future increases to these programs.”