Questions asked to the Government on January 31th, 2012, during the debate on the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act

Ms. Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we have said a number of times that we think the plan was full of good intentions, but it has one huge problem: it is tied to the stock market. The past few years have been full of fluctuations, losses and the collapse of markets. So this is very risky.

What will the government say to a woman in my riding of Hochelaga who struggles to put aside some savings and then loses up to 10% of her income? That would be enough to determine whether she can afford groceries from one week to the next.