Member’s Statement – Pension Offer


Member’s Statement – Pension Offer, MLA David Coon, député, Fredericton-sud, chef du Parti vert, Le mardi 21 avril 2015

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance says he is hopeful a new proposal to retired government employees regarding their pensions will resolve the controversy caused by the changes instituted by the former government. But, the retirees and their lawyer say they don’t understand what the Minister is talking about. How difficult can it be Mr. Speaker, for the Minister, to say out loud that he will restore full protection for pensioners from the ravages of increased living costs. Once done, this Legislature needs to initiate an inquiry into the adequacy of retirement income for all New Brunswickers. Thank you Mr. Speaker.