Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 02, 2009 14:39 ET

Media Advisory: Ken Georgetti to Appear at Finance Committee

CLC President calls for national summit on pensions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2009) - Ken Georgetti, Canadian Labour Congress President, will appear before the Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday, November 3 regarding the Canada Pension Plan Provisions of Bill C-51, The Economic Recovery Act. The proposed legislation would implement provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament in January 2009.

The CLC believes that the CPP is a key platform for the income security of Canadians in retirement, and has proposed to phase in a doubling of CPP benefits to create a much improved public pension system for our children. Georgetti says that major improvements to the CPP and other matters related to pension security should be the subject of a national pension forum.

WHO: Ken Georgetti, President
Canadian Labour Congress

WHAT: Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-51

WHERE: Room 269, West Block, Parliament Hill

WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information

  • CLC Communications
    Dennis Gruending
    613-526-7431 or 613-878-6040 (cell.)