We need a universal expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a new campaign aimed at reforming the system.
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Minister Oliver's CPP announcement has to be seen for what it really is: a feeble attempt by the Conservative government to blunt the repeated calls for CPP reform.
With an election drawing near, Stephen Harper slightly changes in tune about the Canadian Pension Plan. Slightly.
Stephen Harper has long been against any expansion of the mandatory CPP/QPP system. Until a few days ago he even opposed allowing increased voluntary contributions. But now there's an election coming.
The Conservatives' announced planned consultations on allowing for voluntary individual contributions to the Canada Pension Plan will not lead to any real help for workers.
Canada Post's Deepak Chopra did the Dickens and chimed the death knell for Canada Post just before Christmas. But if we have the means to expand the post office, why isn't Harper doing it?
Experts across the board think the CPP is the best bet for Canadian workers. It’s beyond time to bring in federal legislation to move on CPP expansion.
The federal budget has clear winners and losers. The winners: Harper's friends in the tar sands. The big losers: Canadian youth. Time for young people to get organized.
On This Day
Established by an Act of Parliament, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has been in operation since January 1, 1966
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