Labour launches pension campaign

EDMONTON — Labour groups hope to pressure Alberta to accept federal proposals to improve pensions.

EDMONTON — Labour groups hope to pressure Alberta to accept federal proposals to improve pensions.

In June, Alberta Finance Minister Ted Morton said the province will not support a proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

The Alberta Federation of Labour is launching a campaign with the Canadian Labour Congress that it hopes will change that position.

AFL President Gil McGowan says Canadians face a looming retirement income crisis and expanding the Canada Pension Plan is the best way to deal with it.

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