MP Earl Dreeshen Requesting Input from Constituents on Pensions and Retirement Income

[Red Deer, ALBERTA] – Earl Dreeshen, MP for Red Deer, is seeking input from constituents on how best to ensure the ongoing strength of Canada’s retirement income system.
April 21, 2010


[Red Deer, ALBERTA]
– Earl Dreeshen, MP for Red Deer, is seeking input from constituents on how best to ensure the ongoing strength of Canada’s retirement income system.

The request for input is part of the Conservative government’s cross-country consultation process and will go directly to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who will continue work on retirement income and pension issues at the next meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers, said MP Dreeshen.

“Many constituents have already talked to me and told me that retirement and pension issues are on the top of their mind,” said MP Dreeshen.  “We have a strong system in Canada, but we can work to make it stronger if we listen to the concerns that people have and take smart and effective steps to improve our system.  I want to get the word out into the community that I am seeking your views on how we can improve our pension system.”

“I am looking for written and verbal submissions from the public.  All submissions will be forwarded on to the Minister of Finance’s office and will help inform on-going discussions.”

The government has also launched online consultations, and those interested in participating can do so at www.fin.gc.ca.

“Our Conservative government has a strong record of helping seniors,” said MP Dreeshen.  “We’ve reduced taxes, introduced pension income splitting, and developed innovative new ways for all Canadians to save like the Tax-Free Savings Account.  We need to build on this strong record and work with our partners in the provinces to make the right choices on our retirement income system in order to make it stronger and more sustainable.”

Interested constituents are invited to contact Earl Dreeshen’s office at 403-347-7426 or at dreese1@parl.gc.ca or mail postage free: Earl Dreeshen, MP House of Commons Ottawa Ontario, K1A 0A6.