Will the Liberals defend the Canada Pension Plan against the privatization ploys of Jim Flaherty?
During the summer Harper's favourite smurf agreed that a small increase in CPP premiums would be the best way to help Canadians save more for retirement. Now, rather than enhancing the CPP, Harper & Co. want to go for a private investment plan, the Pooled Registered Pension Plan administered by the financial industry.
Doesn't this sound like Bush when he unsuccessfully pressed to privatize Social Security? The PRPP has plenty of differences but it too invites the for-profit and often predatory financial industry into the Canadian public's retirement funds.
If you can't frame that issue in a way that resonates with Canadian voters, you should pack your bags and get the hell out of Ottawa. And, yes Iggy I mean you.