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Pensions and Retirement Security

January 20, 2010

"When you attack people's retirement savings, you are asking for the fight of your life and I think it would be a most unwise thing for any political party to do.”

January 19, 2010

Retiring boomers leading downward trend

January 13, 2010

About 1,000 pensioners from paper mills in all three provinces stand to lose up to 40% of their modest pensions when Fraser Papers goes into bankruptcy.

January 13, 2010

Abitibi, Nortel and CanWest workers need action now: says NDP

December 17, 2009

(16 Dec. 2009) - 'We need a National Pensions Summit that provides Canadians from all walks of life with an open forum to fairly explore and assess the viability of all options designed to improve retirement security for all Canadians.'  - James Clancy.

December 15, 2009

Pension fund revenues exceeded expenditures by $10.6 billion, representing first positive cash flow since the second quarter of 2008.

December 11, 2009

CPP benefits increase by 0.4 percent: 2010 Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) set at $47,200

December 11, 2009

Proposed legislation deals with less controversial issues before more difficult matters to be dealt in further legislative changes planned for 2010.

December 11, 2009

Liberals would also provide workers the opportunity to have CPP take over the investment of their pension plan in the event their employer goes bankrupt.

December 11, 2009

B.C. and Alberta governments prefer Ottawa take the lead in pension reform but are prepared to go their own way should the federal effort fall short.