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There - was that really so hard to do? Sustainability - yes, there was a good deal of counter-argument to that point but it's a fact that the percentage of "retirees" is increasing, people are living longer, working longer......and the raise in age won't happen until 2023 thru 2029. There's a reason why other G8 countries have already raised the age eligibility.

He didn't have to. OAS/GIS are sustainable.

It was a badass move that backfired and will be repealed.

But Harper can delay taking his if he wants to. Lol

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Yep - he's the guy who raised OAS eligibility from 65 to 67 starting in 2023 and phased in over a period of 6 years (2029)......all to create more sustainability in funding while acknowledging that people are living longer and working longer. Yep - that guy.

PS: Please provide a cite for raising CPP eligibility to 67.

Or maybe it was to raise funds for that silly F 35 fiasco.

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He didn't have to. OAS/GIS are sustainable.

It was a badass move that backfired and will be repealed.

But Harper can delay taking his if he wants to. Lol

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You might want to ask yourself why most G8 countries have already raised their age of eligibility - not 10 years from now like Canada did.

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You might want to ask yourself why most G8 countries have already raised their age of eligibility - not 10 years from now like Canada did.

Because ours is sustainable.

Google it and inform yourself.

Facts are good.

No point in imagining catastrophes that don't exist.

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Because ours is sustainable.

Google it and inform yourself.

Facts are good.

No point in imagining catastrophes that don't exist.

When it comes to pipelines and climate change, your attitude is "better to be safe than sorry'......but when all the other G8 countries raise their retirement age - and Canada sees the writing on the wall, does the same but delays it for 10 years to let people plan - all of a sudden that credo goes out the window. Sure it's sustainable - but at what cost? As the cost goes up - and it's agreed that it will - other programs suffer - like Healthcare....and Healthcare itself is taking a bigger and bigger bite out of government revenues. Are you getting the picture? Apparently not. You'll always find "experts" to defend the status quo.......

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He didn't have to. OAS/GIS are sustainable.

OAS/GIS come straight out of taxes, and the payments will obviously continue to grow. It is CPP which is sustainable.

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OAS/GIS come straight out of taxes, and the payments will obviously continue to grow.

Though they are projected to increase for the next 20 years or so, they will begin to fall as a percentage of GDP, they are projected to begin falling after that:

http://www.carp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OAS-The-Facts-20121.pdf

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What was so embarrassing?

The fact that the leader of our nation runs around taking fan selfies.

Just put him on one of those Japanese game shows where you run around obstacles, bat each other with sumo bellies and fall into water pits and we can get it out of our system.

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It's pretty juvenile. I would prefer a serious grown up with principles as our representative.

It's nice having a person that Canadians can relate to in office, actually. Someone being open, compassionate, and accessible doesn't preclude them being serious.

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Since the MPs are back one of the new Conservatives stood out in QP and it got me wondering who he was and if by chance he was a lawyer because he didn't seem nervous standing up after question like many new MPs do. To my surprise he is the former leader of the former ADQ. so I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing and that 's why I had posted "ADQ" as a topic, but Michael decided to take it down. SO... did anyone else know about Deltell, being part of the Conservative party? BTW, I not saying its bad or good. Maybe with his experience he could run for leadership pf the party.

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It's nice having a person that Canadians can relate to in office, actually. Someone being open, compassionate, and accessible doesn't preclude them being serious.

No, not necessarily. Unfortunately, we have not seen anything serious from Trudeau thus far.

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