The federal government bilked seniors out of millions because of a miscalculation in the cost of living, the New Democratic Party says.
NDP candidate Tom King joined Chris Charlton, member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain, in calling for rebates at a gathering of seniors yesterday.
Charlton said the error could have cost anyone on the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, or a private pension plan.
"From 2001 to 2006, Statistics Canada made a mistake calculating the consumer price index," she said.
The index measures the price increase in items regularly purchased by households, from groceries and clothing to transportation and fuel.