Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance himself confirmed last week that CPP premiums are not payroll taxes. They do not belong to the government, he said. They always belong to the individual pensioner, he said. The CPP Investment Board gets impressive results, he said.
The finance minister must agree with the late Jim Flaherty, who reported:
...strong support for the Canada Pension Plan and the central role that it plays in our government-supported retirement income system.
Why not work with the provinces on a strong, comprehensive CPP?