Veterans are appealing to your cense of justice and fairness to print the enclosed editorial.
The success of this initiative to request the government increase the CPP death benefit to $5,000 for all Canadians, depends largely with your decision to print.
We thank you for the support you have given to many Veterans issues.
In 1967 the CPP death benefit of $510 was established to lessen the funeral expenses associated with the burial of loved ones. In 1998 the death benefit was increased to $2,500.
Under the present conditions the estate of disabled children may not be entitled to this benefit. The estate of children under the age of 18 is not entitled to this benefit. The estate of many spouses who have not made the necessary CPP contributions for a varied number of reasons is not entitled to this benefit.
The above-mentioned situations are unacceptable to far too many Canadians.
During the fiscal year 2012, the CPP fund delivered a strong investment performance with an all time high of $161.6 billion.
Fourteen years after 1998 concerned Veterans have prepared a petition to approach the Government of Canada to increase the CPP death benefit level to $5,000 to all Canadians regardless of their contribution levels.
This initiative will not succeed unless all Canadians get involve to view, sign and distribute the following petition site across Canada. To achieve success, the petition must be individually signed by you, your spouse, your children, your parents and your friends.
John Labelle (N.S.)
Reina MacNeil (PEI)