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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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'