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07/05/2015 - 19:30
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is preparing to send up to 1,400 personnel, including a firefighting force and integral logistics support, to help fight fires in Saskatchewan.
07/05/2015 - 17:15
Statement by Minister of State Gosal on the Closing of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
07/05/2015 - 16:39
Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement condemning a series of bombings in Iraq yesterday: "Canada strongly condemns the attacks that took place on Saturday in Baghdad, Mahmoudiya town and Balad Ruz, which killed and injured scores of people.
07/05/2015 - 14:34
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, India's Minister of State (Independent Charge) Petroleum and Natural Gas, today met in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for the 2nd India-Canada Ministerial Energy Dialogue to discuss enhancing energy cooperation between the two countries in the areas of oil, natural gas, clean energy, power transmission and skill development. They highlighted Canada and India's growing energy partnership, by strengthening government to government and business to business relationships, to help create jobs and long-term economic prosperity for both countries.

STRAHL URGES PASSAGE OF NEW RETIREMENT SAVINGS VEHICLE

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Ottawa- Speaking in the House of Commons, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, urged passage of Bill C-25: Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act.

"Hardworking Canadians, without a private pension plan, have called for this type of retirement savings vehicle." Strahl added, "Passage of this bill will mark a significant step forward in securing their retirement."

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP) will allow small and medium sized businesses, their employees and those who are self-employed to pool their money to provide for accessible, straightforward and administratively low-cost pension plan by reducing the legal and administrative burden faced by employers. It is because of these costs that 60 per cent of Canadians don't have access to a private pension plan.

According to Strahl, PRPPs offer a number of benefits, including:

  • easy enrolment due to low administrative cost and simple arrangement,
  • flexibility for employees and employers in setting their contribution amounts; and
  • portability, allowing employees to move their account as they change careers and employers.

"Millions of Canadians stand to benefit from access to this new low-cost pension plan with the passage of this bill."

For more information, please visit: http://www.fin.gc.ca/act/prpp-prac/index-eng.asp

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