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.
“This consultation really comes at the 11th hour ????? Shows just how much they care about Canadians . Canadians are an after thought . I’m surprised she’s even pretending to care .
They’re “Liberals”, ataloss. Look at Christy’s political pedigree if you think otherwise. Traditionally the Liberal Party is the party of the ‘debt dealers’. And the proposed changes to CPP will enhance the business of the banks. But don’t peddle your bank shares just yet, the public might now be ‘consulted’ and given the opportunity to flap their gums in a feel good kind of fashion, but there won’t be any substantive changes from what our monetary overlords want.
Mike de Jong; B.C.’s Finance Ministry announced the consultations on Friday, which is the same day that Ottawa had said was the deadline for all participating provinces to pass cabinet orders adopting the plan agreed to by finance ministers at a June 20 meeting in Vancouver.
So the Finance Minister already agrees with, and supports, the changes to the CPP… this one month on-line public consultation period is nothing more than a Public Relations stunt, IMO.
Another pathetic attempt by Clark to pretend she cares about us
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