Controversial pension changes ‘unlikely’ to proceed, say groups watching stalled bill
By Samantha Wright AllenJan. 23, 2019
The National Association of Federal Retirees says it was told in recent meetings with Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office the government ‘is not moving forward’ with Bill C-27.
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau speaks with reporters after Question Period on Oct. 25, 2018. Bill C-27, which Mr. Morneau tabled in October 2016, has not advanced on the Order Paper since that day. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The pension bill that put Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the middle of an ethics probe is still languishing at second reading since being introduced in 2016, and one group says government officials have promised not to proceed.
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