Canada is facing a retirement security crisis.

Nearly a third of our workforce—and nearly 60% of young Canadians—will face a steep drop in their standard of living by retirement.

New Democrats are fighting to strengthen the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan. It’s a better way to help young Canadians save and invest for their future. It’s a better way to make sure our seniors can retire with dignity. Provinces, pension experts, labour unions and seniors’ organizations all agree.

Sadly, Conservative and Liberals at the federal level both oppose increasing the CPP.

But if we work together, we can get the job done. Signing this petition is a good start.

Petition to increase the CPP/QPP

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: 

  • Retirement security is one of the most pressing economic issues facing Canadian families today.
  • Conservative cuts to Old Age Security will slash $11 billion from seniors’ retirement income by raising the retirement age to 67.
  • The CPP Investment Board is one Canada’s most successful investment funds.
  • Pension experts, labour unions, provincial governments and seniors organizations all support increasing the CPP/QPP.

THEREFORE we call on the government to immediately agree to requests from provincial and territorial finance ministers to move forward with an increase to basic public pension benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, and implement a plan to phase in such an increase without delay.

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