half approve of Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
Approval steady since last year
TORONTO March 1st
- In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among
1148 Ontario voters, close to half approve of the Ontario
Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), intended for introduction in 2018, as a
supplement to the Canada Pension Plan or CPP (44%). In turn, just more than one
third disapprove of this supplementary pension plan (37%), and as many as a
fifth have no opinion (19%). Approval of the ORPP is especially common to
boomers (55 to 64 - 49%), females (46%) rather than males (42%), those in the
very highest income bracket ($100K to $250K - 50%), in Toronto (52%), among Liberals
(65%) and New Democrats (52%) but not PC voters (27%), and among mothers (48%).
This stands in comparison to November,
2015, when an equal percentage (44%) approved of the ORPP as a supplement to
the CPP and just fewer disapproved (34%).
“While the ORPP does not garner massive support, it is
clearly preferred to no ORPP, and Ontarians recognize the necessity of adding
some oomph to their pensions," said Forum Research President, Dr.
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