CAUS attends Ottawa consultation on new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

On February 10, the Ontario government with Minister Mitzie Hunter in the chair, held in Ottawa, one of the many consultations on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan which is to begin in 2017.  The 40 or so participants included representatives from community organizations, labour, business, disability groups and CAUS. The overwhelming opinion from the floor was positive in encouraging the government to go ahead. While only two voices from the business community opposed the plan, many who supported it wanted a stronger plan with compulsory enrollment of all employees whether they had a workplace plan or not. Many pointed out that many of the existing pension plans were very weak and that many of these employees could use another pension boost.

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