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CANADIAN PENSIONERS DESERVE REAL PROTECTION

CANADIAN PENSIONERS DESERVE REAL PROTECTION

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Over 1.3 million Canadian retirees and their spouses have defined benefit pension plans. These plans are funded by employers and employees and benefits are paid to employees when they retire.  Yet, their retirement security is not guaranteed! 

As we saw in 2018 with Sears pensioners -- who were massively shortchanged by corporate greed -- Canadians need real pension protection.  

 

TAKE ACTION NOW:

1)   Email your MP and let them know that you want protection for the pensioners in your community.  

2)   Make this an election issue -- raise it with the federal candidates in your riding.  

 

WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER SEARS! 

 


Over 1.3 million Canadian retirees and their spouses have defined benefit pension plans. These plans are funded by employers and employees and benefits are paid to employees when they retire.  Yet, their retirement security is not guaranteed! 

As we saw in 2018 with Sears pensioners -- who were massively shortchanged by corporate greed -- Canadians need real pension protection.  

 

TAKE ACTION NOW:

1)   Email your MP and let them know that you want protection for the pensioners in your community.  

2)   Make this an election issue -- raise it with the federal candidates in your riding.  

 

WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER SEARS! 

 


Tell party leaders that Canadian pensioners deserve real protection

We've drafted a sample letter for you below - but feel free to write your own. 

Your email will be sent to the following party leaders:

  • Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Current PM, Liberal)
  • Andrew Scheer (MP and Leader, Conservatives)
  • Jagmeet Singh (Leader, NDP)
  • Elizabeth May (Leader, Green Party)
  • Rhéal Fortin (Interim Leader, Bloc Québécois)
  • Your local MP
  • You, for your own records

Compose your email

Email Tips +

Care to change the email?  Here's some tips.

  • An original letter can be more effective than a form letter, so feel free to personalize your letter and include your own relevant experiences.
  • State purpose/objective at the beginning and briefly introduce concerns.
  • Try to use 2-3 specific points about your issue to explain your position.
  • Describe your interest in the issue and any relevant credentials.
  • Include questions that provoke response.
  • Ask for more information or clarification on your MP’s position.
  • Request a commitment to a specific action, and give a rationale for your request.
  • Thank the MP for any positive action they have taken in the past on this issue.
  • Request that the MP respond to your letter.

Remember:

  • A well-written letter is more credible and will get more attention.
  • Proofread your letter to get rid of any typos.
  • Keep your letter as short and concise as possible, while making sure to include all the pertinent details.
  • Personalize your letter where possible. MPs take much more note when you relate an issue to how it affects their own constituency.
  • Concise is most effective.  If you have more information, you may wish to write a letter to your MP.  Remember, it's free to do so!