Part of the crowd of nurses and other public sector workers who gathered in -30 C. temperatures in Edmonton’s Churchill Square in March 2014, the last time an Alberta government tried to attack their pensions (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | A general election on Tuesday that Jason Kenney and his UCP could very well win really should concentrate the minds of the most likely victims of his plans.
A Sears Canada store closing in 2017. Photo: jasonwoodhead23/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Budget 2019 seems to say it guarantees payments to retirees even after bankrupt companies wind up their pension plans. Sounds too good to be true -- and it likely is!
Finance Minister Joe Ceci, flanked by public service pension members, discussed Bill 27 at a press conference Tuesday (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | The Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act will bring public service pension governance in Alberta into the Canadian mainstream.
Canadian finance minister, Bill Morneau, at a press conference announcing a program for financial literacy on November 1. Photo: @Bill_Morneau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The finance minister faces an ethics investigation for his sponsorship of Bill C-27. The Bill is also dangerous for workers’ and pensioners’ rights.
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Rick Salutin | Taking care of big public programs, like health care and better CPP, means you need more revenues to fund them -- and that means more taxes.
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Nick Fillmore | The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has assets of $287 billion, billions of which are invested in pipelines, coal mining and other fossil fuel infrastructure.
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Nick Falvo, Allan Moscovitch, Richard Lochead | Canada has witnessed a renewed public debate on the CPP since the 2008 world financial crisis and Parliament is set to debate it this fall. Here are 10 things to keep in mind.
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David Macdonald, Nick Falvo, Allan Moscovitch | There has been debate about the wisdom of the Trudeau government changing the age of eligibility for OAS from 67 back to 65. Here are 10 things to know about federal income support for seniors.
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada Post cites the $6.2-billon solvency cost as a key issue in its negotiation with workers. But Kevin Skerrett tells us that in Canada Post's case, it's not really relevant at all.
Locked out CUPW members, 2011 (David Ball Photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It's truly appalling if hardly surprising that a publicly owned institution like Canada Post is a leader in the pernicious and anti-social trend against fair pensions.
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Teuila Fuatai | CUPW president Mike Palecek says the Crown corporation is misrepresenting the numbers around the pension plan and has created the decrease in its own business.