This is about fairness for retirees and workers who lost almost 40 per cent of their pensions. The directors of Fraser Papers must now be held to account.
Stephen Harper says we can't afford to finance our current pension payment. Yet a pension expert that Harper hired a couple of years ago says it's sustainable and sound.
How times change. Stephen Harper said on December 9, 2005, that his government will preserve Old Age Security for pensions.
The Parliamentary Budget Office just issued a report saying that, contrary to Conservative claims, the OAS and other elderly benefits are sustainable, long-term.
Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
With the federal budget to be tabled within weeks, this edition of Alert! Radio features analysis of the Harper agenda in three different policy areas: health care, pensions, and energy (tar sands).
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced to his billionaire friends in Davos his intention to make changes to Canada's retirement system. True to form, Harper circumvented the parliamentary process.
Canada's pension system goes back to 1927. Now, Harper wants to make changes, but will not engage in open debate and discussion.
Harper at Davos: Booyah! Economic boys gone wild.
Harper touted low taxes, balanced budgets and austerity in Davos, and promised cuts to pensions. Economists gathered back home see hard times returning for the Canadian economy.
The end of 2011 was marked by an unprecedented attack against the pension plans of hundreds of thousands of Quebec workers.