Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 28, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – May 28, 2014

Senators discuss Divisions 11 and 27 of Part 6 of the budget bill (C-31) which amends the Museums Act and the Old Age Security Act. Mark O’Neill and David Loye from the Canadian Museum of History and Anthony Wilson-Smith from Historica Canada address Division 11 which provides for the transfer of responsibility for the administration of the programs known as the “Online Works of Reference” and the “Virtual Museum of Canada” from the Minister of Canadian Heritage to the Canadian Museum of History.
Martin Collacott from the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform, Susan Eng and Harpeet Sachal from the Canadian Association of Retired Persons discuss Division 27; that amends the Old Age Security Act to prevent the payment of Old Age Security income-tested benefits for the entire period of a sponsorship undertaking by removing the current 10-year cap. (May 28, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-31 received royal assent on June 19.