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10/22/2014 - 19:31
The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:20
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:16
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks: "My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.
10/22/2014 - 15:00
Every October, our great country recognizes BDC Small Business Week ¿ as a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and the contributions their small- and medium-sized businesses make to the economy.

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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