In Committee from the House of Commons - Human Resources
Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (October 28, 2010)
Human Resources Minister Diane Finley discussed Bill C-31, which would eliminate old age security benefits for federal prisoners. The bill would eliminate benefits for about 400 inmates who are serving sentences of two years or more, saving an estimated $2 million annually.
Canadians were outraged when the media reported that child killer Clifford Olson was receiving $1,200 a month in benefits while he is in prison. Olson has said that he will fight the bill in court if it is passed.