CFIB Applauds CPP Consultation
Prince George, B.C.- On Friday, the Province of BC launched a call for public feedback on the proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan ( see previous story). That consultation move is getting a thumbs up from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
“This consultation really comes at the 11th hour, but it’s never too late to do the right thing,” said CFIB executive vice president Laura Jones. “And because the results of this consultation won’t come for at least a month, it gives other provinces that might have been rushed into a deal the chance to step back, hear from the public and study the potential economic impact.”
The CFIB says a survey of small business owners indicated 83% said it was “irresponsible to proceed with CPP expansion without proper consultation and analysis”.
“Most Canadians still don’t understand what is being proposed and what it will mean to them,” said Corinne Pohlmann, CFIB’s senior vice-president of national affairs.
Quebec is also seeking public input from its citizens on possible changes to the Quebec Pension Plan.