Statement by Ontario NDP Pensions Critic Jennifer French on an Ontario public pension plan

Jennifer French, Ontario NDP Pensions Critic and MPP for Oshawa, issued the following statement:

“Ontario New Democrats believe that everybody in the province deserves to retire with dignity and to share in the benefits of an Ontario public pension plan. We are concerned that the Premier’s plan could exclude seasonal workers, contract workers, and far too many precariously employed Ontarians who though vulnerable, may not be considered “eligible” for the ORPP.

Every Ontarian deserves fair and equitable access to a public pension plan no matter where they live in the province and what their occupation is.”