NDP URGES FLAHERTY TO KEEP HIS WORD AND IMPROVE THE CPP

OTTAWA– Official Opposition Finance critic Peggy Nash and Pensions critic Murray Rankin wrote to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today asking why the minister failed to meet with his provincial counterparts this summer, as he promised, and why his government still hasn’t acted to improve the Canada Pension Plan.

“Given the critical nature of this issue—and its impact on the Canadian economy as a whole—its time you explained to Canadians why a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers has not yet been convened – and when you will move forward with the long-planned expansion of CPP retirement benefits?” the NDP MPs ask in their letter.

Letter is attached.