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Ontario premier takes shot at federal Tories over pension, transfer payments

December 18, 2013 - 10:45 AM

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her vow to set up an Ontario pension plan is no bluff to twist Ottawa's arm on enhancing the Canada Pension Plan.

She says she'll forge ahead because the federal government has shut down any discussion about CPP to provide Canadians with a more secure retirement income.

Wynne says the provinces agree that CPP needs to be enhanced, but the Harper Conservatives refuse to listen.

She says sitting back and doing nothing isn't an option because Ontario can't afford to wait for the Tories to come around.

Wynne says the federal Conservatives are also balancing their budget on the backs of Ontarians by cutting transfer payments by $641 million.

She says Ontario pays $11 billion more in federal taxes than it gets back in transfers and services.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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