CFIB Wants CPP Impact Revealed


    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) wants to know if any government did an economic impact analysis before signing on to the agreement to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). It has filed Freedom of Information (FOI) requests with all eight provinces that signed the agreement, as well as the federal government. “It’s disappointing enough to see finance ministers put Canadian jobs in jeopardy,” says Dan Kelly, CFIB president. “To do it behind closed doors, without the public consultation promised in the 2016 federal budget or any economic impact analysis, on a short and arbitrary deadline, is irresponsible.” It is urging governments to delay finalizing the deal until consultation can take place, make amendments to soften the impact of any CPP enhancements, and implement compensating measures to help small firms adjust.