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10/3 podcast: Will Alberta split from Canada and start their own pension plan?

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith releases an independent report on a potential Alberta Pension Plan in Calgary on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

Should Alberta go alone, and split from the Canada Pension Plan, even if it means taking half the total funds for the whole of the CPP with it?

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That’s the question being asked in Alberta right now as the UCP government looks to consult Albertans in advance of a potential referendum on the issue.

Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell joins the show to discuss why the province is considering it’s own pension plan, what the cost would be, and why some are skeptical of the figures in the province’s own report

Background reading: Alberta deserves more than half CPP assets if it exits program: report

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