Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance. It concerns proposed changes to the Canada pension plan. The minister has said that some provinces have proposed to cut benefits to seniors by taking away full inflation protection.
My question to the minister is straightforward. What is the federal position on this issue? Will the minister clearly state whether he supports this change or whether he is prepared to stand with the NDP governments of Saskatchewan and British Columbia in rejecting this regressive proposal which would betray the trust of Canadian seniors?