Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 15, 2012 10:24 ET

Media Advisory/A Modest Proposal: Expert Panel on Expanding Canada Pension Plan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - The Canadian Labour Congress will convene an expert panel to examine and debate the various models available to expand the Canada Pension Plan. The discussion will occur in Ottawa before an audience of labour leaders, parliamentarians, researchers and members of the public.

The discussion is a timely one. The CLC has for several years been advocating improvements to the Canada Pension Plan as the best way to provide retirement security to all Canadians. In July 2012, the provincial premiers and territorial leaders instructed their finance ministers to examine proposals to present options for enhancing the CPP. Those ministers are to meet again in December.

WHAT: Expanding the Canada Pension Plan: A Modest Proposal
(Expert panel discussion)
WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Victoria Ballroom
WHO: Mr. Bernard Dussault, former Chief Actuary of CPP
Dr. Keith Horner, Pension Consultant
Dr. Michael Wolfson, Research Chair, University of Ottawa
Moderated by Susan Harada, Carleton University School of Journalism and former CBC TV reporter

Reception and refreshments following the presentation. Please RSVP: or 613-526-7431.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.3 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: Follow us on Twitter @CanadianLabour

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