The Fight To Protect Pensions Arrives In Iroquois Falls
January 13th, 2011 - 7:09pm
Charlie Angus and fellow New Democrat John Rafferty (MP Thunder Bay-Rainy River) will hold a public forum on pension protection Sunday in Iroquois Falls. They will also hold a disability tax credit workshop.
Angus says New Democrats have been working hard to get the Canadian government to bring in legislation that would protect pensions. “We invite everyone to come out Sunday and learn what we have been doing in Ottawa on your behalf. Most Canadians have either lost their pension benefits or have no pension at all.”
Angus says staff will also be on hand to answer questions about financial support that is available to those with disabilities. “There may be people out there who are not aware that the federal disability tax credit program exists and can give you a tax break. We want to make sure everyone gets what they are entitled.”
Rafferty, who has a Private Members Bill (C-501) on pensions, has met with concerned Canadians and various industries regarding his bill and has been encouraged to fight even harder to bring much-needed change to federal legislation.
“I am very hopeful that our conversations will continue and we can get real change for our constituents who are demanding improved pension security in Canada.”
The Disability Tax Credit Workshop will be held at 1pm at the Access Transit Hall in Iroquois Falls. This will be followed by a public forum on Pension Protection at 2pm. Everyone is welcome.