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March 10, 2016

NUPGE set to deliver first in a series of five Pension Basics webinars.

March 3, 2016

"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

March 2, 2016

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
March 2, 2016

 

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.

February 18, 2016

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-...

January 28, 2016

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.

December 21, 2015

"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 

December 3, 2015

“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

November 26, 2015

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.

September 2, 2015

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.