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Friday, March 28, 2014

Finally someone speaks up for seniors

TORONTO -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper's antipathy to pension reform that would help middle-class Canadians is somewhere between "offensive and inexplicable," Ontario's premier said Saturday as she girds for a possible spring election.

"Now this statement may be true on a number of fronts, but on this one in particular: I'm impatient with Stephen Harper," Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne said amid roaring cheers at the party's annual general meeting in Toronto.

Harper's "willful and ideological indifference to the retirement income crisis" is hitting Ontario and the rest of the country hard, she said.

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"It's somewhere between offensive and inexplicable to ask that people who've worked hard all their lives to be rewarded with a retirement that takes them out of the middle class," Wynne said.

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