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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Just over $48.5-million was added to the Privy Council Office’s budget for 'communications and marketing (COVID-19)' in the most recent round of supplementary estimates, which were passed by Parliament on June 17.
The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum