88 per cent of Canadians support expanding Canadian Pension Plan

A strong majority preference for CPP expansion found in public opinion surveys conducted by the Government of Ontario

To the editor;

Laura Jones may have missed a national Nanos survey conducted two months ago that found 88 per cent support expanding the Canada Pension Plan (“Mandatory increases to CPP contributions not supported by Canadians,” Barriere Star/Journal, July 9, 2015).

The poll found majority support among men and women, in all regions, age groups, income categories, and across party allegiances.

This poll confirmed a strong majority preference for CPP expansion found in public opinion surveys conducted by the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

On October 19th, voters will be able to clear up any confusion whether or not they back an improved CPP.

Chris Roberts

Ottawa, Ontario