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Isabelle:

I prefer to be told the truth by the government than be caught off guard. If changes need to be made to keep the OAS sustainable then it is best to plan for it now. Who knows, we may have a rapidly expanding work force through immigration, which could add a variable to the whole situation. However, I wish the government would first re-direct the $1.1 billion they give to the CBC and invest it in the OAS.

Monday, February 13 at 10:53 am | Reply

Bonnie:

Let me see if I have this straight. I am a fourth generation Canadian. I am also a disabled single woman of 64 who worked and paid into many of our social security programs. Now I am told that I may not be getting the OAS until two more years. At the same time, the Harper government has promised this same OAS and the GIS to new immigrants who qualify after only !0 years in Canada. The OAS that will be taken from me will go to them. And by the way, the Harper government has continually raised the number of immigrants allowed into Canada. Stop these payments to immigrants and you have no problem! If they can’t live here without financial support from Canadians, they should not be welcome. Harper is screwing his own people to facilitate the corporate agenda of cheap labor to further exploit our resources. Do not for a minute believe that seniors will take this without a fight! This country belongs to us and our children……not to Harper! We will fight for democracy with everything we have!

Monday, February 13 at 3:21 pm | Reply

Jack:

What is going on with this Government ? They raise the age of OAS to 67 and don’t even address their gold plated pensions. Their own accountants say that the OAS is sustainable the way it is.Our LEADERS should give their heads a shake !

Friday, March 30 at 6:40 pm | Reply

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