Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Reform Party, in his effort to destroy the Canada pension plan, consistently refers to the increase in premiums of the pension contribution that would be made.
The other day he said that these premiums would go at full maturity for a person at the maximum earnings from $945 to $1,635.
What the hon. member, the leader of the Reform Party, has not done is provide Canadians with a calculation of what his alternative would cost. Let me do it for him, in case it has slipped his mind.
In the agreement with the provinces that amount would go from $945 to $1,600. The Reform Party alternative would take it from $945 based on the Chilean model, which they have adopted, to $2,150.