Seems I am on a bit of a “bender” when it comes to the Canadian tax system lately, but I have been paying taxes, employment insurance and Canada Pension Plan payments now for more than 20 years, and I don’t get much back from this. Now, I am not wishing to dip into the Employment Insurance payments I have made, but I would hope that when (or if) I retire there is a Canada Pension Plan. A really good book that discuss the Pension system is Free Parking (2nd Edition) by Alan Dickson, well worth having a read (because it is SO contrary to ALL of the other financial analysts out there). Even if you don’t agree with the contrary positions to your opinions, it is good to know what their argument is (and I am not sure that I disagree with Mr. Dickson, either).
Ottawa is abuzz with pre-Election fever, so remember, if you want the system to change NOW is your chance. Call your Member of Parliament, better still, call his or her opponent and put forth YOUR opinions. BE HEARD!!!
You can simply forward my blogs to them via e-mail (the little envelope icon at the bottom of each entry means you can e-mail it to someone in specific, so that COULD be your MP!). I don’t mind being quoted, if it changes the system.
If you don’t do something now, you don’t get to complain later!