National Day of Action to Protect Pensioners Pays Off
February 22, 2018 – When hundreds of concerned citizens united at local Liberal MPs’ offices for CARP’s National Day of Action, with thousands of others joining in an email campaign, the effect was felt all the way to Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
From White Rock, BC to Avalon, Newfoundland, constituents filled offices and met with MPs to share personal stories and explain why legislative action is necessary. Many were pensioners victimized by companies that had gone bankrupt and underfunded pension obligations.
Many MPs agreed that action is necessary and were supportive of CARP’s recommendation to give pensioners “super-priority” status.
Check out our National Day of Action Facebook Album – and “like” it! Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who braved the cold February weather to make this day possible – and those who sent emails and made phone calls to their MPs over the last several months!
Our Action is Paying Off
Thanks to our National Day of Action, the 2018 Federal Budget recognized the problem and stated that it will “take an evidence-based approach to address retirement security for all Canadians” and will consult with workers, pensioners and companies on how best to ensure secure retirement for Canadians. CARP and its supporters will continue to pressure government until action is taken.
We’ve sent a strong message to this government that they can no longer ignore the moral obligation to do right by pensioners, but we still have a lot of work ahead us.
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