A CPP expansion would be a blunt solution to a narrow and largely subjective issue, say Philip Cross and Sean Speer.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is conducting pre-budget consultations across the country. 'The underlying assumptions behind the government’s support for a CPP expansion have not been fully fleshed out,' write Philip Cross and Sean Speer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The following is an excerpt from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s policy paper from its series From a Mandate For to a Plan to Govern. The full paper can be found here.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.