By Lethbridge Herald on December 26, 2023.
The Canada Pension Plan is not Alberta or federal government money. It is a fund that individuals contributed to during their working lives, and when retired, they receive monthly payments based on their contributions.
Not every person contributes to it so not every person receives CPP after retirement. Only those who put their earnings in have any right to decide if they want something different than the CPP.
If the Alberta government wants an Alberta Pension Plan, they are able to start one at any time and set up ways people can contribute to it.
They do not have the right to “take Alberta’s share of the CPP.” The province does not have a share. Only those who contributed have a share.
The general population can have a referendum about Alberta starting up its own pension plan but it is not about taking CPP money. Stop spreading misinformation.
We do not need an ad campaign about an untruth.
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