APPG Chair writes to new Seniors Minister in Canada
March 17, 2022 Frozen British Pensions 1 Comment
APPG Chair Sir Roger Gale MP has written to congratulate the new Canadian Minister for Seniors, The Hon. Kamal Khera MP, on her appointment.
As Minister for Seniors, Minister Khera helps government make decisions to support the needs of Canadian seniors, including British pensioners living in Canada. Last year, the APPG met with Ms. Khera’s predecessor, The Hon. Deb Schulte, and supported a formal request from Canada to negotiate a new reciprocal agreement with the UK Government.
Sir Roger hopes to continue this work with Minister Khera to bring pension parity for the 125,000 British pensioners residing in Canada, as a first step to end this injustice for British pensioners everywhere.
July 31, 2022 - 8:00 pm
This issue does not even need to involve the Canadian Government. It is a matter for the British Government and the British Government alone to correct this injustice.
The new Pensions Minister, one Guy Opperman, merely tramps out the usual time-honoured UK Government claptrap about paying us what the Government is legally required to pay us. He seems to fail to even grasp what the issue is about, far less be inclined to initiate positive steps to put an end to this Government theft and fraud against 500,000+ UK state pensioners who happen to live abroad. and who paid contributions entitling them to a proper, full UK Pension based on their contributions.
Let us hope that Sir Roger Gale’s efforts can succeed in eliminating this ongoing inquity.