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First pensions act passed 75 years ago. (General).

OTTAWA -- This year marks the 75th anniversary of public pensions in Canada. In 1927, the government of Prime Minister Mackenzie King made social history by passing the Old Age Security Pensions Act, the first legislation to provide widespread public pensions and the first step toward reducing poverty among seniors.

To help commemorate this event, government representatives will participate in 75 tree-planting ceremonies across Canada.

The venture is a joint initiative of Human Resources Development Canada, the Tree Canada Foundation and TransCanada PipeLines Limited.
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