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Ottawa no-show on needed pension reform, so premiers leap in: Susan Riley

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to enrich the Canada Pension Plan, which currently pays a maximum of $12,500 annually to those who contribute during their working years.

Photograph courtesy of PMO photographer Jason Ransom
Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured at Rideau Hall.

GATINEAU, QUE.—We are collectively tied to a railway track and the train is thundering our way. That’s one way—popular, if loaded—to describe Canada’s looming pension crisis. Naturally, the lurid image is making many people, including politicians, very uneasy.

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Ottawa no-show on needed pension reform, so premiers leap in: Susan Riley

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has refused to enrich the Canada Pension Plan, which currently pays a maximum of $12,500 annually to those who contribute during their working years.

Photograph courtesy of PMO photographer Jason Ransom
Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured at Rideau Hall.

GATINEAU, QUE.—We are collectively tied to a railway track and the train is thundering our way. That’s one way—popular, if loaded—to describe Canada’s looming pension crisis. Naturally, the lurid image is making many people, including politicians, very uneasy.

  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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