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Poll: most Canadians oppose CPP hike if it affects wages

September 8, 2016
A new Ipsos poll finds that most Canadians don’t understand how the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) works or what proposed expansion of CPP means. An overwhelming majority also support consultation for the government’s proposed CPP hike.

BC hits the brakes on CPP – more consultation needed!

July 20, 2016
The BC government has decided 84% of BC small business owners can’t be wrong and has agreed to open up consultation to the public on Canada Pension Plan (CPP) increases. Here's what you can do to help.

CFIB meets Finance Minister de Jong to talk CPP

June 15, 2016
As provincial finance ministers continue to consider the possibility of a mandatory expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), CFIB meets with Finance Minister de Jong.

Reject CPP/QPP hikes: Open letter to finance ministers

December 17, 2015
New economic modeling data shows that jacking up CPP/QPP premiums will have a sizeable impact on the economy in the short-term with only gradual long-term gain.

BC small business must brace for possible payroll tax increase

May 1, 2014
Despite the inability to form a consensus among the other finance ministers, the Province of Ontario set forth on creating its own provincial retirement pension plan. The bad news for British Columbians is their government is now seated at the table on an advisory body exploring the provincial pension plan idea.

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) coming to BC – finally

March 6, 2014
On February 19th, the day after the BC government tabled its 2014 budget, it was announced that Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) legislation first introduced in February of last year was being tabled again. With majority support for the policy guaranteed, and no election to interrupt the legislative session, PRPPs will soon be a reality for BC!

A message to Provincial & Federal Finance Ministers: Do not delay PRPP implementation

December 14, 2012
CFIB welcomed an announcement that legislation for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) has beenwas given Royal Assent in June, 2012. Brand new Recent CFIB member data reveals that a third of small firms would consider offering a PRPP in their workplace.
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