PEI Finance Minister supports enhancement to CPP

CHARLOTTETOWN – CUPE PEI is pleased with the provincial government’s decision to support fully their efforts to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

“Yesterday, Finance Minister Wes Sheridan, announced in the Legislature his support to the Labour campaign to improve the CPP”, said CUPE PEI President, Milo Murray.

“CUPE PEI met with the minister in September explaining why we are advocating a doubling of Canada Pension Plan benefits, over a period of seven years”, explained Murray.

“This is a very important issue for PEI. Our province has a large number of agriculture workers and fishers with no workplace pension. Every worker should have the right to a decent, secure income in retirement”, added Murray.

“We hope his colleagues from the Atlantic Provinces will support his position at the next Finance Ministers’ meeting”, concluded Murray