The security of our pensions is of highest importance to RTO
members and all retired persons in Canada. The Government of
Canada has recently announced a Consultation on enhancing
retirement security with a
for submissions on December 21, 2018.
is easy to participate. Click
and enter your name, email and region. Then you may enter a
short statement of what is important to you.
Here's a few ideas that our Pension Committee is suggesting
you include - in your own language. Pick one or two and make
Pension members should not live in fear that their defined
benefit pension benefits might be surrendered, leaving them
with a less secure form of pension.
A person's pension is a contractual promise, paid for
personally and by their deferred wages from their employer.
Contracts must be honoured.
· Pensioners should not be the most vulnerable when a
company goes bankrupt. The pension plan should have first
claim on the company assets or there should be a national
pension insurance program to protect the pensioner.
Hit the 'Submit' button and pat yourself on the back -
you've exercised your democratic right! A big participation
rate would send a message that pension security is an
important election issue!