Finally, the proposals must be viewed as recognition of the urgent need to start the pension reform process. Indeed, CARP members also signalled their impatience with the current pace of reform:
Two thirds of members (67%) say Canada’s pension system needs reform “extremely” or “very” urgently.
When asked what actions politicians should take on pension reform, the following list emerges:
Govt. should move forward on pension reform 40% Govt. should work with provinces on pension reform 27% Politicians should fulfill promises now or resign 24% Govt. should meet/consult more on pension reform 3% Govt. should call an election on pension reform 2% PENSION REFORM NOT NECESSARY 3%
More than half of members say they would vote the government out of office in the next federal election (55%) if serious action on pension reform is not taken now, and close to two thirds say this of their provincial governments (61%).
One half of members (50%) explicitly agree that “the time for consultation is long past, action is needed now”.
More than 1100 CARP ActionOnline readers responded to this poll. The margin of error for a sample this size is plus or minus 3.0%, 19 times out of 20.For the full poll: http://www.imakenews.com/carp/
For further information, please contact:
Pam Maher 416.363.2277 x. 235
Michael Nicin 416.363.2277 x. 230
Policy Development and Government Relations Officer
Vice President Advocacy