EDMONTON, Alberta – A recent survey conducted in Alberta has found that 52% of residents are against the idea of the province exiting the Canada Pension Plan.
The survey, which was conducted by a local research firm, revealed that a majority of Albertans are in favor of remaining within the national pension plan. This sentiment comes amid discussions within the provincial government about potentially leaving the CPP and creating a separate plan for Alberta.
Supporters of the idea argue that a separate pension plan could provide more control and flexibility for the province, while opponents are concerned about the potential risks and costs associated with leaving the CPP.
The survey also found that the younger demographic in Alberta showed more support for the idea of a separate pension plan, while older residents were more in favor of staying with the CPP.
The ongoing debate has sparked discussions about the future of pension plans in Alberta and the potential implications of leaving the national plan. Experts have voiced differing opinions on the matter, with some highlighting the potential benefits of a standalone plan, while others emphasize the stability and security of the CPP.
Regardless of the survey results, the decision to stay or exit the Canada Pension Plan ultimately rests with the provincial government. As discussions continue, it remains to be seen what path Alberta will take in regard to its pension plan.