QUÉBEC, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association québécoise des
retraité(e)s des secteurs public et parapublic (AQRP) has been
successful in its call for the Fraser Institute to withdraw a study on
Canadian public sector pension plans that was released yesterday. The
study underestimated the funding of Québec's public sector pension
plans by $45 billion. The AQRP believes that this prompt reaction by
the Fraser Institute was the right thing to do under the circumstances.
"To withdraw a study of this magnitude is a very unusual step. This
event should serve as a warning to all players involved in the pension
plan debate. We all have a duty to get the facts right, to avoid
misleading Canadians and Quebecers," declared Mrs. Lyne Parent,
President of the AQRP.
The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian organization that
presents itself as a leader in the field of research on public policy.
The AQRP is the main independent association of government pensioners in
Quebec. It is noted for its sustained citizen engagement on issues that
affect seniors and pensioners.
SOURCE: AQRP - ASSOCIATION QUEBECOISE DES RETRAITE(E)S DES SECTEURS PUBLIC ET PARAPUBLIC
For further information:
Martin Lanouette, Communication Agent, 418 805-1282
Mathieu Santerre, Director of Communications, 418 928-2608