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If you were to listen to Conservative attacks you'd think the Trudeau government was soft on Islamic State terrorism, indifferent to the economic travails of the oil and gas industry, too ready to make nice with nasty Iran, insufficiently friendly to Israel, and not as supportive of Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia as it should be.
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The millions of Canadians with zero or very little pension coverage are going to have to wait a while for any relief.
The federal and provincial finance ministers met just before Christmas and decided now is not the time to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and its Quebec counterpart, the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP).
Instead of acting, they decided the pension issue needs more study.