Social Affairs, Science and Technology – April 2, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – April 2, 2015

The committee begins its hearings on a private member’s bill (C-591) to amend the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act to deny survivor benefits to people convicted of murdering their spouse, common-law partner or parent. Sue O’Sullivan, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, Catherine Latimer, executive director of the John Howard Society of Canada, and Marianna Giordano, director of CPP policy and legislation at Employment and Social Development Canada, testify.
(April 2, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-591 received royal assent on June 18.