Over the last several months PIPSC has been actively opposing Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act. To ensure we succeed in ensuring the government knows that this type of degradation of our pension security is unacceptable, we encourage you to use this sample letter and write to your Member of Parliament. We have a government that says it wants to listen so the time is right now to have our opinion heard.
Please use the following link to find your Member of Parliament’s email and cut and paste the letter below into an email. Send a copy to the Finance Minister and Prime Minister (emails below) to make sure they all know you oppose Bill C-27.
Thank you for your time and support.
Dear Member of Parliament,
I am writing to you concerning Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act.
Bill C-27 would potentially pave the way for federally regulated employers to erode pension security and shift risks from employers to employees by replacing defined benefit pensions plans with target benefit plans. It sets a dangerous precedent for the well-being of defined pension plans —and their beneficiaries – in the future.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents some 55,000 members, including myself, in the federal and provincial public sectors has previously expressed its concerns about this legislation.
I strongly oppose this Bill and ask that it be dropped. I encourage your government to focus its energies on creating a legislative and economic environment in which defined benefit pension plans can thrive.
Thank you for your time and attention to this critical matter and I look forward to your timely reply.