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2016-10-24 15:18 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Canada Pension Plan, Government bills, Pensions and pensioners, Savings, Second reading

Deuxième lecture, Épargne, Pensions et pensionnés, Régime de pensions du Canada,

Mr. Speaker, I could not help but notice that during the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan's patrician lecture on virtue, he seemed to believe that people who did not have the income to put money aside had something to be ashamed of, that people who did not have the revenue to take advantage of the voluntary deferred revenue programs such as RRSPs or TFSAs lacked virtue, that to have virtue one required at least some wealth, and that those who did not have any disposable income should be judged by how they spent that same disposable income.

I am happy the member has never had to choose between his housing and his retirement, between his food and his medication, between his education and his immediate need for income. Those problems may not be his reality, but I can assure him that this represents the daily life of many virtuous Canadians.

Could the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan confirm that he believes that someone who simply does not have the revenue to put money aside has no virtue?

Monsieur le Président, pendant la leçon de morale du député de Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan au sujet de la vertu, j'ai remarqué qu'il semblait croire que les gens ayant un revenu qui ne leur permet pas de faire des économies devraient avoir honte de quelque chose. Il a aussi dit que les personnes ayant un revenu qui ne leur permet pas de tirer profit des programmes de report volontaire de revenus, comme les REER ou les CELI, manquent de vertu. Il a ajouté que, pour être vertueuse, une personne doit au moins posséder un peu de richesse et que ceux qui n'ont pas de revenu disponible devraient être jugés selon la façon dont ils dépensent leur argent.

Heureusement pour le député, il n'a jamais eu à choisir entre payer le loyer ou épargner en vue de la retraite, entre acheter de la nourriture ou des médicaments ou entre payer ses droits de scolarité ou subvenir à ses besoins immédiats. Il n'a peut-être jamais eu à faire face à ces problèmes, mais je peux lui assurer qu'ils ponctuent la vie quotidienne de nombreux Canadiens vertueux.

Le député de Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan pourrait-il confirmer que, selon lui, une personne qui ne dispose tout simplement pas du revenu nécessaire pour épargner n'a aucune vertu?

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Posted at 15:26 on October 24, 2016

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