Why expanding the CPP is a bad idea

Proposal needs to be revisited — and soon
By Dan Kelly
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/17/2016

In my 22 years working for one of Canada’s largest business associations, I’ve seen a fair amount of healthy disagreement about important matters of economic and social policy. Bank mergers. Corporate taxation. Minimum wage. Labour legislation. The list goes on.

Each of these issues comes with boosters and detractors, yet they typically develop alongside a robust, well-informed and detailed public and political conversation, outlining the pros and cons, the potential impacts, costing, expert analysis and consultations.

Whether or not we agree with the eventual outcomes on these and other policy issues, we respect the process of policy development when it’s open, accountable and informed by evidence.