Hugh Mackenzie

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May 11, 2016
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Zombie ideas on pension reform rise again

Hugh Mackenzie
It is time for governments to call a halt to the self-interested lobbying of the financial services industry and move on to the task of repairing our badly broken retirement income system.
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Feb 19, 2016
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Which is better: RRSPs or public pensions?

Hugh Mackenzie
As Canadians are exhorted to pour money into their RRSP investments before the February tax deadline, let's take the opportunity to reflect on the overwhelming advantages of our public pension system.
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Jan 28, 2016
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Ontario goes it alone on public pensions

Hugh Mackenzie
The big news out of the latest announcement from the Ontario government about the Ontario Registered Pension Plan is that there is no news.
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Jan 8, 2016
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Excessive CEO pay: What is to be done?

Hugh Mackenzie
The average compensation of the top 100 CEOs in Canada would have reached the average Canadian's annual full-time earnings by 18 minutes past noon on January 4, the second paid day of the year.
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Oct 7, 2015

When Volkswagen gives you lemons, make lemonade

Hugh Mackenzie
We need to take this episode as a wake-up call -- as a springboard for fundamentally rethinking the way corporations operate, re-balancing private versus public interests in our regulatory system.
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Sep 23, 2015
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The scary corporate tax number-generating machine

Hugh Mackenzie
What a surprise! The NDP makes a proposal for a very modest increase in corporate tax rates and defenders of all things corporate in Canada turn on their scary corporate tax number-generating machine.

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