Monthly Archives: May 2011

50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy

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May 18, 2011
50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy

Some pundits say we are already in a collapse of our current economic system. Only time will tell. But there sure are some scary signs out there of serious problems to come. Here is a thought provoking piece from Business Insider - 50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy  ...
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Newslinks – May 18, 2011

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May 18, 2011

Brandon U cutbacks are unacceptable Brandon U leaves 17 positions vacant Clock ticking on St John city pension reforms Toronto votes to contract out garbage pickup Hundreds at eHealth Ontario get bonus, raise, despite wage freeze Toronto votes to contract out garbage pickup Blizzard: Liberals’ pay hike con job Close the growing pension gap...
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SHOCKING VIDEO: $200,000 Lifeguards with Million Dollar Pensions!

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May 16, 2011

Major changes to CPP not viable

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May 16, 2011
Major changes to CPP not viable

Everyone agrees that changes need to happen with Canada’s retirement system. The QPP (Quebec Plan) is only viable by adjustments to the penalties for taking an early pension. Much like the CPP changes introduced last year. Quebec made two major changes in this year’s budget. They increased the contribution rate by 8% over the...
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Behold your public sector unions at work

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May 15, 2011

Newslinks – May 15, 2011

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May 15, 2011

Public pension reform, not public-worker bashing Hamilton union dissidents renew call for vote CPP pays $700M for German, U.S. mall stakes Too many counters and not enough catchers Savings crisis for Generation X Don’t favour public pensions over private: Power Financial Good for CFIB, good for Canada Ontario union forces members to pay for...
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Steven Greenhut of Pension Plunder on Government Pensions

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May 12, 2011

Scott Southward Analyzes – OECD Pensions at a Glance 2011

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May 12, 2011
Scott Southward Analyzes   – OECD Pensions at a Glance 2011

The OECD periodically researches pensions around the world. They do a broad scan of pensions and identify the emerging trends. This year in light of trends happening in Canada Scott Southward provides us with an analysis of the report and how it integrates with the trends that are happening in Canada. Scott is a...
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Newslinks – May 11, 2011

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May 11, 2011

Pension membership takes a heavy hit in private sector MPs’ pensions – Let the debate finally begin Figures show widening gap between public, private pension plans Messing with politicians’ pensions can have unintended consequences Toronto Police Services Board Chair slams arbitration Province set high wage pattern for police Video – Toronto to review amount...
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New contract for Toronto police unfair to taxpayers

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May 9, 2011
New contract for Toronto police unfair to taxpayers

  The City of Toronto has announced a new police contract that will be very costly to the city’s taxpayers. The National Post captured sentiments about the new contract well in their article What the #&^$: New contract for Toronto police. The contract is large but the true costs of it are hidden from taxpayers....
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