Many Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque and unable to save, faced with the prospect of working longer before retirement.
Retirees / NUARC
(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)
- See also Pensions and Retirement Security
The percentage of the labour force covered by a pension plan declined, from 34% in 1999 to 33% in 2009.
The CPP Fund's assets reached a record high of $148.2 billion at the end of its fiscal 2010. That surpassed a previous high of $127.7 billion in June 2008, months before the onset of the global financial downturn.
Participation of women in pension plans continues the trend upward which began in 1998.
The evidence clearly demonstrated that the government was required to and did put aside real funds to deal with its pension obligations, along with funds collected from plan members' contributions.
Among retired people with debt, 17 percent owed $100,000 or more.
Main split on pensions comes down to continuing to rely on a failed private sector model, or improving and expanding our public pension system.
In the past 12 months, there has been a significant rise in the number of retirees returning to the workforce because they need the income
Review of pension plans in the broader public sector misses the mark completely for the tens of thousands of workers who have no pension coverage at all.
Small GIS increase to go only to those seniors with less than $2,000 income a year.