The Alberta Pension Plan Proposal
Possibly the most important issue Alberta’s Fair Deal Panel has been asked to address is whether Alberta should withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and go it alone with a new Alberta Pension Plan (APP). While Quebec has sponsored a parallel Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) since CPP’s inception over 50 years ago, no province has ever withdrawn from the CPP since then. Given its importance and lack of precedence, this KPA Policy Paper assesses the pros and cons of such an action. We do so at the request and encouragement of prominent Canadians from coast to coast.