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July 13, 2016

Low earners stand to gain little from an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Pressing Question: Does CPP Expansion Help Low Earners?”, authors Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle show the large differences in the net payoff from the expanded CPP for lower and higher earners.

Kevin Milligan
Kevin Milligan

Fellow-in-Residence (On Leave)

Kevin Milligan is Professor of Economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also affiliated with the C.D. Howe Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since 2011, he has served as Co-Editor of the Canadian Tax Journal.

Tammy Schirle
Tammy Schirle

Dr. Tammy Schirle is a Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an Associate Editor for Canadian Public Policy, an Editor for the B.E.