Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Molly has mentioned the appeal from the CEP Union about Canada's pension system before on this blog. The recent finance ministers' meeting made vague promises to "reform" the system as whatever "gradual increases" mean, leaving potential things like rises in the CPP payroll tax up in the air. Here's another appeal, this time from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) calling for real reform in Canada's pension system.
Tell Stephen Harper: It's time to fix Canada's pension crisis
All Canadians should have the right to a secure income in their retirement through access to workplace and government-sponsored pension plans.

But 11 million Canadian workers have no workplace pension plan, and existing plans are under added stress because of the global economic meltdown.

Fortunately, we can fix this situation - by doubling the CPP to offer secure and enhanced pension benefits for the 93% of Canadians who make CPP contributions, by raising the guarantee income supplement to lift hundreds of thousands of poor pensioners out of poverty, and by introducing better regulations to protect pension plans from bankruptcy.

Tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper that there's an urgent need to solve the pension crisis in this country.
Please go to this link to send the following letter to the Prime Minister.

Dear Prime Minister:

All Canadians should have the right to a secure income in their retirement through access to workplace and government-sponsored pension plans.

There’s an urgent need for the federal government to solve the pension crisis in our country. I call on you to implement reforms proposed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, including:
* Doubling Canada Pension Plan benefits to provide up to 50 per cent of the average wage;
* Working with unions and employers to ensure more Canadians are part of defined benefit pension plans and to protect the plans of workers already covered;
* Tougher laws to protect workers’ retirement income.


xplorexpress said...

Well... I have a friend who is now living in misery for 16 months as the government just cut his GIS based on the venemous and slandering and false accusation on a violent sociopath landlady because he refused to give her his money, refused to be his slave and helped me to move out of my appartment where she had aggressed me with scissors and screaming.

Government also aske my friend to reimburse them 30,000$.

What right have a government to do that? Based just on gossips... My friend is so stressed and anxious that he had a mild stroke and is now mildly handicapped because of that.

I am sooooo mad.... I want the world to know what our government is doing to elders.

Millions had been spent by the government in brochures and TV adds "against Elder Abuse" and they are the first ones to abuse them.

You have an idea what to do????

xplorexpress said...

Oops! Sorry! Seems I stuttered... something went wrong! And sorry for the typos... must be too late.

Looking forward to read you