Pensions and Retirement Security

"It is time to fix the problems of workplace pension plans for Canadians."

Toronto (27 September 2010) – The joint federal-provincial pension reform process is not moving fast enough slowly and should include a national forum of regulators and stakeholders, according to a study released last week from the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto.

(2010-09-28)Read more

Brief calls for higher CPP and GIS benefits and a national pension insurance program.

(2010-09-20)Read more

Quebec also 'lukewarm' to national pension reforms under consideration by Canada's finance ministers.

(2010-09-16)Read more

'No decisions have been taken yet to reduce any benefit or increase contributions.'

(2010-09-13)Read more

Toronto pension lawyer says precedent set by court could affect retirees depending on other financially stressed pension funds across Canada.

(2010-09-12)Read more

Judge hearing case filed by employees' pension committee castigates province for delaying action on pension plan shortfall.

(2010-09-09)Read more

This marks four consecutive quarters of growth in pension fund assets

(2010-09-09)Read more

'Hanging in the balance of the decision is whether the committee or the government has the authority to devise the plan to insure security and long term solvency.'

(2010-09-08)Read more

Legislation introduced by President Nicolas Sarkozy to raise the eligible age for minimum pensions to 62 from 60 and for full pensions to 67 from 65.

(2010-09-07)Read more

“Ontario teachers support the fight for public water services in the province and teach their students about the urgent need to support the right to water around the world.”

(2010-09-02)Read more

Maximum coverage of $1,000 a month when company pensions fail falls far short of recommended $2,500 level of support.

(2010-08-25)Read more

"The BP oil crisis has highlighted the significant financial risks presented by deepwater drilling and, as a fiduciary, we must be concerned about the possibility of future accidents and try to find ways to mitigate these risks."

(2010-08-18)Read more

For the five-year period ended June 30, 2010, the CPP Fund has generated an annualized investment rate of return of 3 percent; for the 10-year period the Fund has generated an annualized rate of return of 5.1 percent.

(2010-08-18)Read more

Agreement to distribute $22.5 million in proceeds arising from the demutualization of certain insurance policies.

(2010-08-17)Read more

If a university with the agreement of unions representing the employees, can reform its pension plan, the government will allow it to amortize its solvency deficits over a period of up to 10 years.

(2010-08-17)Read more

'Everyone concerned about the effectiveness of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programs is urged to participate.'

(2010-08-02)Read more

Households in the age group 70 and over whose income was ranked in the bottom 20 percent, home ownership raised incomes, on average, by 20 percent.

(2010-07-26)Read more

Canada's publicly-run pension system did far better than private pension plans.

(2010-07-15)Read more

No impact will occur on pension formula, inflation protection in retirement, survivor benefits or disability benefits.

(2010-07-08)Read more

Leading leadership candidate misinforms Nova Scotians about pension plan contributions by public employees. - Updated

(2010-07-08)Read more