Canadians aren’t happy with Justin Trudeau and his cohorts due to foreign diplomatic blunders and a faltering economy and dollar You’ve increased the carbon and federal tax while inflation required higher Interest rates Billions spent on corporate welfare and your Trans-Mountain pipeline now costs over $30 billion. Yes, Liberals, Canucks aren’t happy with high food costs lack of affordable homes and rentals while being taxed to death. Suddenly you see there’s a problem after eight years. A little too late, eh!
Peter J Middlemore, Sr.
(Too late for him, for sure.)
Pension plan bad
Albertans already receiving a Canada Pension have to be wondering why their provincial government would put the long-term security of their pension at risk by undermining the viability of the Canada Pension Plan. For many Albertans CPP is already or will soon be the main source of their income to pay for the basics like food and shelter in their old age. Who gave these conservative ideologues in the UCP the right to put so many Albertans at risk, referendum or no referendum? The tyranny of the majority should not be allowed to undermine so many people’s lives.
(It seems likely to divide Albertans.)
Put brakes on pension idea
Until Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government are disposed of in the 2025 federal election, Premier Danielle Smith should consider putting this CPP proposal on the backburners. As the saying goes, haste makes waste. Why jeopardize the CPP to go head-to-head with Trudeau again? If a referendum were drawn-up today, I would vote against Smith’s CPP proposal. There would be too much at stake.
Donald K. Munroe
(There’s a lot to consider.)
How can a panel come up with Alberta being owed over half of the Canada Pension Plan when it is impossible because CPP contributions are capped? They are based on YMPE (Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings). Any earnings over that cap are not pensionable for CPP purposes and you will not pay into CPP until the following year.
Glenn W. Harrison
(The numbers appear inflated.)
Electric vehicles. Hybrid cars make great sense as they have no range issues associated with electric-only vehicles and their batteries are small, thus reasonably priced. Dedicated electric-only vehicles make no sense with having to base your travels around charging stations that often have long wait times and charge times. Batteries wear out in 7-10 years, leaving the owners with $25,000-$30,000 repair bills to replace them.
(A lot more needs to be done before electric-only makes sense.)