OTTAWA — The federal government is considering blocking prisoners convicted of serious offences from receiving old-age pensions.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told CBC News on Wednesday that he’s looking into taking away federal pension rights from the likes of notorious serial killer Clifford Olson.
His comments follow an outcry from victims rights groups after it was revealed that Olson is drawing a federal pension while still in prison.
Olson, who killed at least 11 children before he was imprisoned in 1982, is eligible for both the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Those programs pay about $14,000 a year combined.