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June 24, 2013 09:02 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; What CPP Expansion Means for RRSPs: Report Coming Tuesday, June 25

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new report examining how increasing mandatory contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) could affect Canadians' RRSPs, on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Using data from the Canada Revenue Agency, the report RRSPs and an Expanded Canada Pension Plan examines what happened to voluntary RRSP contributions when mandatory CPP contributions increased between 1993 and 2008, a period when the CPP payroll tax almost doubled to 9.9 per cent from 5.0 per cent.

The notion of increasing mandatory CPP contributions resurfaced during a December 2012 meeting between provincial and territorial finance ministers and their federal counterpart, Jim Flaherty. Following that meeting, the ministers said they would revisit the idea in mid-2013, although a meeting date has not yet been confirmed.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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