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August 29, 2015
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Ontario Releases New Phase of ORPP
CARP has consistently advocated for an ORPP modelled on our proposed Universal Pension Plan (UPP) and will continue to call for a plan that fulfills this vision


Last week, Ontarioís ministry of finance announced new additions to its proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). Pending legislative approval, the provincial government would aim to enroll every employee in Ontario in the ORPP or a comparable workplace pension plan by 2020. Enrolment in the ORPP is expected to occur in four ďwaves,Ē detailed below... Read more

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CARP Political Poll
1. How likely are you to vote in the federal election on October 19?

Absolutely certain barring an unforeseen emergency

Certain

Extremely likely

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Not very likely

Not at all likely

DONíT KNOW

2. Which partyís candidate will you support in the election?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

Green Party

Bloc Quebecois

OTHER

UNDECIDED

3 Which party do you expect to win?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP Green Party

Bloc Quebecois

OTHER

UNDECIDED

4. Regardless of which party you plan to vote for, which leader would make the best Prime Minister?

Stephen Harper

Tom Mulcair

Justin Trudeau

Elizabeth May

Gilles Duceppe

None of these

DONíT KNOW

5. Which party would be your second choice?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

Green Party

Bloc Quebecois

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

6. And which party would you never vote for?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

Green Party

Bloc Quebecois

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

7. Will you be voting for a party you believe in, or will you be voting for the party you think has the best chance of winning?

Party I believe in

Party that can win

Neither

DONíT KNOW

8. Which one factor determines more than any other who you will vote for?

Vote for the party I always vote for

Vote for the best leader

Vote for the best platform/policies

Vote for the best candidate in my riding

Vote for the party best able to beat another party

Vote for change

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

9. Which of the three main federal parties has the best platform for older Canadians?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

DONíT KNOW

10. Which of the three main federal parties is the most transparent and accountable?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

11. Which of the three main federal parties shows the best leadership?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

12. Which of the three main federal parties do you think will do the most to improve retirement security in Canada?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

13. Which of the three main federal parties do you think will do the most to improve access, quality, and affordability of health care in Canada?

Conservative

Liberal

NDP

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

14. Do you agree or disagree that Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and benefits should be increased?

Agree strongly

Agree

Disagree

Disagree strongly

DONíT KNOW

15. There are two general plans from the main federal parties for CPP enhancement. The Liberals and NDP are in favour of a mandatory increase, and the Conservatives propose allowing individuals to make voluntary personal contributions. Which of these do you prefer?

Mandatory - employer and employee contribute

Voluntary - employees can contribute as they like

NEITHER

DONíT AGREE CPP NEEDS ENHANCEMENT

DONíT KNOW

16. How would you describe employer pension contributions?

A payroll tax

A personal savings plan

Retirement insurance

Something else

DONíT KNOW

17. The federal election campaign is now 11 weeks long, whereas it used to be 5 weeks long. Do you approve or disapprove of this?

Approve strongly

Approve

Disapprove

Disapprove strongly

DONíT KNOW

18. Conservative leader Stephen Harper has refused to take part in the traditional broadcast consortium debates by CBC, CTV and GLOBAL. Instead, he has accepted only debates from less mainstream organizations of his choosing. Do you approve or disapprove of this?

Approve strongly

Approve

Disapprove

Disapprove strongly

DONíT KNOW

19. Why do you think Mr. Harper is doing this?

TV networks are biased

PM wants to talk directly to supporters

PM is avoiding public scrutiny

PM just wants to keep opponents off balance

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

20. NDP leader Tom Mulcair has refused to take part in any debate that Conservative leader Stephen Harper does not attend, resulting in the cancellation of some planned debates and limiting the number of occasions in which voters can hear from him in a broadcast debate. Do you approve or disapprove of this?

Approve strongly

Approve

Disapprove

Disapprove strongly

DONíT KNOW

21. Why do you think Mr. Mulcair is doing this?

Needs to appear prime ministerial by only debating the PM

Afraid May and Trudeau are superior debaters to PM

Wants to control his image in anticipation of victory

It is a front-runnerís tactic to avoid debates

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

22. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has not made a general declaration about which debates he will participate in and so voters do not know when they will next hear from him in a broadcast debate. Do you approve or disapprove of this?

Approve strongly

Approve

Disapprove

Disapprove strongly

DONíT KNOW

23. Why do you think Mr. Trudeau is doing this?

Wants to remain as flexible as possible

Wants to let PM and Mulcair cancel debates so onus is not on him

Will agree only to debates the PM takes part in

OTHER

DONíT KNOW

24. Where do you live?

Newfoundland

Nova Scotia

PEI

New Brunswick

Quebec

Ontario

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

BC/Territories

25. What is your gender?

Male

Female

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