Such a bill is C-428, proposed by Ruby Dhalla (of alleged harassed nannies fame), Liberal MP for Brampton. She would reduce from 10 years to three the time an elderly immigrant would have to wait to claim Old Age Security (OAS) or Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
Dhalla’s audacious bill can be justified in that she represents a riding replete with many of East Indian origin who’d love to bring aging kinfolk to Canada to reap old age benefits after three years. (…)
No one opposes the bringing of aging relatives to Canada, but…
Actually, I do, and I’m not alone.
Remember when the point of immigrating was to get as far away from your irritating loser backward shetl family and never see them again?
I don’t feel like paying your elderly mother’s six figure medical bills through my extorted tax dollars. If she’s never paid into the Canadian system, she shouldn’t be allowed to use it.