OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2013) - Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), will hold a News Conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 12 to provide background to journalists regarding the wisdom and necessity of enhancing the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

The CLC has been advocating since 2009 for improvements to the CPP-QPP which would guarantee income security for Canadians when they retire. "The need for pension reform is urgent," Georgetti says, "but the Conservative government and special interest groups are using scare tactics to say that the economy is too fragile to allow for improvements. We have the research in hand to show that those claims are false."

Canada's finance ministers will meet in Ottawa and at Meech Lake on December
15-16 and CPP-QPP reform will be on the agenda. Georgetti will also be available on December 16 to comment on the outcome of the ministers' meetings.

WHAT: News Conference regarding CPP and Finance Ministers
WHO: Ken Georgetti
Canadian Labour Congress
WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013
10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, 130-S
Centre Block House of Commons
Ottawa, ON

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Contact Information:

Dennis Gruending
CLC Communications
Cell-text: 613-878-6040.