MP Murray Rankin to host town hall on ending pension theft

VICTORIA - MP Murray Rankin will be joined by NDP Critic for Pensions, MP Scott Duvall, on February 19th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at James Bay New Horizons for a community town hall on ending pension theft.

Under current federal legislation, large multinational corporations are using Canada’s inadequate bankruptcy laws to take money meant for workers’ pensions and divert it to pay off their secured creditors, who in many cases are often their parent companies.

MP Scott Duvall introduced a Private Member’s Bill last fall that would fix the legislation in order to first protect workers’ pensions and benefits, and force companies to provide termination or severance pay, before paying secured creditors.

Duvall has since embarked on a cross-country tour to discuss his bill and pension theft more generally. MP Murray Rankin is delighted to have his colleague and friend stop in Victoria to discuss this serious issue.

Seats can be reserved by registering for the free event at murrayrankin.ndp.ca /events. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

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For more information, please contact:
Krystal Thomson: 250-363-8421 or murray.rankin.c1@parl.gc.ca