Harper zeroes in on pensions

PM Harper doesn't want to help seniors with their retirements in the twilight of their lives.

To the Editor,

Over the next 10 years, more than four million Canadians will be turning 65. Unless you are set to retire with an annual pension of over $112,000, Stephen Harper is telling you to rethink your plans.

So why is he doing this? Because fundamentally, Stephen Harper believes that the government should have no hand in helping seniors or other Canadians in their retirement.

Government involvement in the financial security of Canadians stands counter to Harper’s ideology.

As Conservatives choose to take benefits away from seniors, Liberals will continue to fight for balanced pension reforms that will ensure Canadians financial security in their retirement.

Judy Sgro, MP

Liberal Party Critic for Seniors and Pensions