"The Pension Basics webinars are a part of NUPGE’s ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge base and skill level of our activists in the important area of pensions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
- See also Pensions and Retirement Security
This pamphlet summaries the NUPGE's webinar series on pensions. There will be 5 webinars:
- Canada’s retirement system
- Plan funding and the role of the actuary
- Pension investment
- Pension law
- Capital Stewardship
The ink is barely dry on last week’s Ontario budget and already Premier Kathleen Wynne is conceding the possibility that her government didn’t “get it right” on the sensitive issue of prescription drugs for seniors.
She’s correct: making most seniors pay more for their prescriptions is a wrong-headed approach and the sooner the government backs away from it, the better.
It’s the biggest flaw in what was generally a well-crafted budget, considering Ontario’s difficult financial situation.
A new survey released by Sun Life Financial says retirees are living on 62 per cent of what they previously earned.
Read the full article in the Financial Post: http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadian-retirees-living-...
Three out of five health authorities are providing fewer hours of home support, while the seniors' population is growing in four out of their five areas.
"The federal government has a major role to play in combating seniors' poverty in the most effective way — by increasing the benefits to the CPP." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“I encourage all of our members to complete this survey and help build the data needed to ensure that our governments, policy makers and employers cannot look the other way on the challenges faced by employed caregivers!” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
By Derek Gatopoulos, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATHENS, Greece _ More than 2,000 pensioners chanting "We can't live on 300 euros" marched through central Athens Thursday to protest plans by the country's left-wing government to overhaul the pension system.
Protests took place in Athens and 12 other Greek towns and cities Thursday against the proposed reforms that would merge major funds and make the system less reliant on direct state funding.
OTTAWA — Special to The Globe and MailPublished Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 3:00AM EDT
Simon Doyle covers lobbying and the intersection of business and politics in Ottawa. He writes for Politics Insider, which is available only to subscribers of Globe Unlimited.
The Canadian Medical Association says it is tapping into voter frustration about health care in close ridings as part of a digital campaign to generate public support for policies to help seniors.
Older voters have sway at the polls because they tend to show up and vote
By Geoff Nixon, CBC News
Seniors. They're an increasingly big group and they tend to show up on election day.
They're the group of people aged 65 and older, who now account for nearly one in six members of the population, according to Statistics Canada.
In Windsor, Ont., this group comprises one in five residents. That means local seniors loom even larger at the ballot box, as they make up nearly a quarter of the city's voting-age population.