Irene Mathyssen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Pensions
Madam Speaker, as members will have noted, there is profound concern across the country with regard to pensions and the security of pensions, and I have a petition in that regard. ... moreMay 17, 2012, Parliament
Irene Mathyssen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Senior Consumer Price Index Act
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-287, An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index. ... moreSept. 23, 2011, Parliament
Senior Consumer Price Index Act
An Act respecting a Senior Consumer Price Index
This bill was tabled by Irene Mathyssen on Sept. 24, 2011.
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