Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved
that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide for the payment of pensions, without a means test, of forty dollars a month to persons who have attained the age of 70 years and have appropriate residence qualifications, and to establish a fund made up of special contributions levied for that purpose.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.