Robert Brown, a fellow with the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, wonders in this post (see link below) how the recent expansion to the Canada Pension Plan will impact various levels of beneficiaries.
One would expect, based on the press and government messaging at the time, that dramatically increasing benefits would benefit everyone (a rising tide lifts all boats, after all).
Not in this case, it appears. The lower income Canadians will basically see little benefit and in fact might even do worse under the new formula. Here is the article (click to open):