NDP FIGHTS FOR PENSIONS: Motion Proposes Expanding Benefits

With the Conservatives dragging their feet on pensions, New Democrats have introduced an Opposition Day motion to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits to give middle-class families a fair break.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says the government should be working with New Democrats to ensure every Canadian can retire with dignity.

 

“More and more Canadians are facing an uncertain retirement future. Canadians depend on the CPP and QPP for retirement security and the Conservatives’ need to stop blocking progress on this issue.”

 

The Motion has been introduced by NDP Pension Critic Murray Rankin (Victoria) and reads as follows:

 

“That the House call on the government to commit to supporting an immediate phase-in of increases to basic public pension benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans at the upcoming meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers.”

 

Angus says Canadians can always count on New Democrats to fight for seniors.