The election campaign has been underway for quite a while although the elections have not been officially called.
The fixed date elections deprived the ruling party of the unfair advantage of determining the time of the poll, they nevertheless put the parties in permanent electoral campaign, without restriction in the expenses most of the time.
The parties in power in the last decade, while enjoying a well-stocked fund, have even taken advantage of government advertising to promote their political actions. They flirted dangerously with partisanship using public funds.
These days, the campaign is in full swing in the centers for the elderly, to such an extent that Public Health is reminding the candidates to wear the mask on their tour.
This electoral clientele, the most vulnerable economically and socially, is proving to be a field of predilection for the parties with conservative tendencies.
The latter do not hesitate to distribute sweets to woo them and to sow anxiety to convince them to vote on the right side.
The pension is at the heart of the concerns of the elderly. This is even more true in an environment of runaway inflation. However, it is radio silence in the charm deployed by the candidates!
Applicants may smack, smile and shake hands, but that doesn't feed.
More than half of people over 65 need the CPP Guaranteed Income Supplement without raising them above the poverty line.
Campaigns to improve universal plans such as the QPP or the CPP have proved futile, the unions' desires coming up against employers' objections to subscribing more in these diets.
This universal protection is even more necessary when we know that barely a third of workers benefit from a group retirement plan.
Defined-benefit plans are the best protection for the future of seniors . Work and government committees have confirmed this, but politicians are turning a deaf ear, preferring to stick to the grievances of employers.
Time to act
It is unworthy of a society to leave the people who have contributed to building its foundations to vegetate.
The handshake on four-year-olds is a joke that they should no longer suffer. < /p>
The government should work to put in place the conditions for all Quebecers to benefit from a defined benefit pension plan whose pensions are indexed.
The solution does not pass through the degradation of existing schemes or the hostile rantings of ignoramuses who believe that public sector workers have escaped with the fund by collecting generous pension benefits.
These workers have consented to lower salaries to ensure a decent income in retirement.
It's true that RREGOP beneficiaries are not on foot, but that doesn't mean they're in Cadillacs!
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7128