Pensions and Retirement Security

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.

(2011-05-24)Read more

Participation of women in pension plans continues the trend upward which began in 1998.

(2011-05-17)Read more

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.

(2011-05-05)Read more

The full name is now the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

(2011-04-28)Read more

Among retired people with debt, 17 percent owed $100,000 or more.

(2011-04-27)Read 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.

(2011-04-26)Read more

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

(2011-04-26)Read more

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.

(2011-04-01)Read more

Small GIS increase to go only to those seniors with less than $2,000 income a year.

(2011-03-28)Read more

QPP contributions will increase while workers who retire before age 65 will have their QPP benefits further reduced

(2011-03-18)Read more

"As a mechanism for addressing the deficiencies in Canada’s retirement income system, PRPPs are greatly inferior to an expanded CPP."

(2011-03-17)Read more

Level exceeds the previous high reached in the second quarter of 2008.

(2011-03-15)Read more

Two thirds cite lack of funds as reason for not making RRSP contribution.

(2011-03-14)Read more

Payments under OAS and GIS will rise 0.5 percent.

(2011-03-14)Read more

Canadians believe they'll work longer than the traditional retirement age of 65, they're less confident about their retirement outlook, and they're concerned about their financial well-being.

(2011-03-11)Read more

Canadians 35-54 years of age are the most likely to have withdrawn money from their RRSP

(2011-03-02)Read more

On January 19, 2011, NSGEU president Joan Jessome sent the following letter to the editor of the Chronicle Herald in response to an article by Dan Leger. It has yet to be printed.

(2011-02-03)Read more

Forty percent of working Canadians age 55 or older view their financial plans for retirement as less than adequate.

(2011-02-03)Read more

At issue is the fact that the federal government raided a $28 billion surplus from pension plans of federal public service employees

(2011-01-25)Read more

“The notion that small businesses will join a PRPP because it’s simpler than existing employee-sponsored options is a bit of pipedream.”

(2011-01-17)Read more