_News Talk 770
If Opposition M.P.'s want to be seen supporting cuts to their gold-plated pension plan, they'll have to vote for a host of other measures, no matter how unpalatable.
Treasury Board President Tony Clement has confirmed in the House of Commons that pension reforms will be included in the second, Omnibus, Budget Implementation Bill, expected to be introduced as early as next week.
Opposition M.P.'s believe the tactic is aimed at putting them in an untenable position: support the budget bill, no matter what else is in it, or vote against cuts to their own fat pensions.
If they vote against the Bill, Tories will doubtless accuse them of refusing to share the pain of Canadians, whose retirement savings have taken a big hit over the past few years.