pension plans

Feb 2, 2012

Not Rex: Harpo goes to Davos

Harpo let the whole world in on a little secret at the World Economic Forum in Davos: he's going to cut the Old Age Security supplement to Canadian seniors.
Jan 31, 2012

Selling austerity from Davos

When Stephen Harper was in Davos, Switzerland, last week to address the World Economic Forum, he did not talk about the subject of the conference. Instead he presented his austerity plan for Canada.
Jan 27, 2012

Canadian triumphalism increasingly bizarre

The triumphalism of the federal government throughout the global crisis has become increasingly far-fetched, but the Harper government shows no shame in continuing to milk it for all it's worth.
Jan 10, 2012
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When will the baby boomers retire?

Andrew Jackson
Canada's population, we are frequently told, is rapidly aging. The big baby boomer cohort is headed out of the workforce, meaning that we face a future of very slow labour force growth.
Aug 9, 2011

About those 'unfunded liabilities'

Marc Lee
When it comes to the Canada Pension Plan, a major talking point from the right is that the CPP has "unfunded liabilities," with the implication that it is financially unsustainable. This is nonsense.
Jul 22, 2011

Expanding the Canada Pension Plan

Andrew Jackson
The case for expanding the CPP as a response to the crisis of private pensions continues to win support -- even as the financial industry and small business lobbies continue to fight pension reform.
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Canada Pension Plan

On This Day
Established by an Act of Parliament, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has been in operation since January 1, 1966


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