Ruby Dhalla has introduced a private member's bill. It's Bill C-428. Nothing new. The same bill received support when it was introduced by Colleen Beaumier not so long ago.
Because it IS Dr. Dhalla that introduced the bill, every Conservative blogger, TV station and radio call-in show has viciously attacked her and the bill. Misinformation seems to be their game.
Not one of them seems to recall that it was, in fact CONservative MP Gurmant Grewal that brought this to Parliament back in November 2004:
Title: OAS Reform
Description: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should end the disparity of the 10-year residency requirement for Old Age Security eligibility.
Status: Placed on the Order Paper on November 3, 2004
Where was the faux outrage then?
NDP MP Denise Savoie, with Olivia Chow also supported the bill:
C-261 Establish a pension ombudsman
C-262 Ensure a guaranteed monthly income for seniors
C-336 Full retroactivity for pensions beginning at age seventy
C-432 Establish the first Sunday in February as Seniors’ Day
M-96 Eliminate the 10-year residency requirement for OAS
M-120 Half-price passports for seniors
M-135 Create a dedicated federal department for seniors to implement the NDP’s seniors charter