The least the federal government can do now is not get in the way of meaningful enhancement of CPP. Or Canada’s largest province may actually go it alone.
With Ontario proceeding at a quick pace with its own Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), and a phased-in participation beginning next January, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government has sent signals to its friends in Ottawa that it’s open to abandoning the Ontario plan—if, in the words of Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, the federal enhancement is 'in a form that is close to what ORPP is.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—So we’ve finally arrived at the moment of reckoning for the Canada Pension Plan.
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Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
The Prime Minister's Office selected new chiefs of staff from CVs sent to PMO chief of staff Katie Telford; PMO director of administration Brett Thalmann; and cabinet ministers directly, a senior Liberal source told The Hill Times.
The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.
'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'