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CPP Reform - Panel
We started this segment with a clip from Cecile Cassista. She's 67-years-old. She's retired. And she lives in Riverview, New Brunswick. She's also the Executive Director of the Coalition for Seniors' and Nursing Home Residents' Rights. And she says that while she and her husband manage to get by she knows a lot of seniors who are really struggling.
Cecile Cassista can take some solace in the fact that Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty thinks CPP benefits should be increased too ... through "modest" increases to CPP contributions. But not everyone agrees. Minister Flaherty will meet with his provincial counterparts next month.
And already, Alberta's Finance Minister Ted Morton has made it clear that he opposes an across-the-board increase to CPP contributions. There are other reform proposals on the table too including raising the retirement age. But there is very little agreement. And there are a lot of interested parties with conflicting motivations and a lot riding on the outcome.
As part of our project Shift, we gathered three people who all have a stake in this debate. Ken Georgetti is the President of the Canadian Labour Congress. He was in Ottawa. Fred Vettese is the Chief Actuary at Morneau Sobeco Income Fund. He was in Toronto. And Catherine Swift is the President and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses. She was in Toronto as well.
We're going to continue this discussion about the future of the CPP on tomorrow's program. And we want to hear from you. If you are nearing retirement ... if you have just retired ... or if you're worried about your retirement ... we want to hear your story. And we want to know how the future of the CPP factors into your retirement plans. Do you think the CPP needs to be reformed? And are you counting on it in your retirement? Contact us.