The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu today announced the tabling of a bill that will amend the Old Age Security Act and terminate payment of Old Age Security (OAS) benefits to convicted criminals.

As a result of the action of our government, inmates will no longer be able to collect taxpayer-funded Old Age Security payments,” said Minister Finley. “Our government committed to taking immediate action to stop these payments, and Canadians know that when our government makes a commitment, we follow through.” Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.