Mr. Speaker, among the many myths that the Reform Party has continued to rant and rave about is the supposed 73 per cent increase in the Canada pension plan.
I have been asked by constituents what the actual increase in CPP premiums is to the average taxpayer.
The truth is that the increase in CPP premiums, together with the reduction in EI premiums, will by the year 2006 result in an additional cost of little more than $125 annually, or 35 cents per day.
Everyone wonders why Reform is making such a fuss over nothing if this is all it will cost to solve the problems with the CPP and put it back on strong financial footing.
All I can say is Reform members are not interested in the facts. All they are interested in is the politics of opportunism, the politics of envy and greed.
The Liberal government is committed to saving the CPP for future generations.