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Ahead of an important meeting of federal and provincial finance ministers later in December, PEI is the latest provincial government to signal its support for expanded Canada Pension Plan benefits.

Finance Minister Wes Sheridan announced in the legislature yesterday, his support to the labour campaign to improve the CPP,” said CUPE PEI Division President, Milo Murray.

CUPE PEI met with the Minister back in September, to explain why we are advocating a doubling of Canada Pension Plan benefits over a period of seven years,” said Murray.

This is a very important issue for Prince Edward Island. Our province has a large number of agricultural workers and fishermen who don’t have a workplace pension. Every worker should have the right to a decent secure income in retirement,” Murray added.

We hope Minister Sheridan’s colleagues from the Atlantic Provinces will support his position at the next Finance Ministers’ meeting,” concluded Murray.