WHEREAS the Canadian inflation rate is forecast at 2% by Statistics Canada for 2016, and
WHEREAS senior pension benefits are fixed with very little increase (1%), and
WHEREAS federal MP’s voted to increase their office expenses by 20% and their travel by 5%, and
WHEREAS seniors are most negatively impacted by the cost of living gap,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation urge the federal government to index senior pensions to the cost of living, inflation rate, only in the positive.
Submitted by USCO