Monthly Archives: July 2011

Newslinks – July 21, 2011

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July 21, 2011

BOB PLAMONDON: Ending the public sector gravy train Retirement The hidden costs of switching to a cheaper pension plan Chevreau on PRPP Why DC pensions can be better than DB Excellent video – Atlanta reforms city pensions TTC union gone wild! Canada in the middle of the PIIGS! SFU pension problems – Slides from...
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The Big Lie

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July 21, 2011

Atlanta Reforms City Pensions

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July 21, 2011


Why the World Really May End on August 2nd, 2011

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July 15, 2011
Why the World Really May End on August 2nd, 2011

Yesterday we looked at the possibility of severe economic and market troubles from the European debt crisis. Just as serious as the European crisis is the American debt limit crisis. A visionary thinker who I respect, Richard Worzel,  wrote a blog about the America debt crisis and how harmful it will be if a...
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Newslinks – July 14, 2011

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July 14, 2011

UK public sector pension deficit revealed as £1.1trillion Nortel pensioners to see average 18% cut in benefits Ont. Teachers’ to bid for increased stakes in Chile water utilities BC Teachers’ demands ludicrous Clark blasts huge pension for BC Ferries CEO David Hahn CUPW: A cautionary tale of union-busting Surprise, Surprise: Pension Cuts Are Legal...
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European Debt Crisis; Impending Catastrophe…

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July 12, 2011
European Debt Crisis; Impending Catastrophe…

  I received an email today from  Rob Viles. Rob is a concerned citizen and runs a successful business in Hamilton Ontario. Rob knows what it is like to be responsible for employees and the success of his business. Like many of us he is concerned about runaway debt and the impact it has...
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Pensions melting all over the place!!!

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July 8, 2011
Pensions melting all over the place!!!

Hello I am looking for someone who may be interested in helping to volunteer with Fair Pensions For All. I have been  running this blog Since January 2009 and it is becoming more onerous all the time. I have no financial interest the work that has been done to date. The activities of my...
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Atlanta makes major changes to pensions.

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July 7, 2011
Atlanta makes major changes to pensions.

The Economist reports that Atlanta had made changes to its pension system that will help to control pension costs. Pension problems in Atlanta, a $1.5 billion shortfall, are not any different than the ones affecting most of the public sector plans in Canada. We saw recently Canada Post with its $3 billion pension shortfall...
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Newslinks – July 7, 2011

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July 7, 2011

Wente – It’s evening in America Wisconsin inmates used for government work CBC video – BC Ferries pension debacle BC Ferries CEO to get $314K pension Taxpayers should get their money’s worth BC Pensions – Paycheque for Life … funny Myths of Defined Benefit pensions Harper To Be Targeted by Government Union AG skeptical...
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Pensions funds buying …. Everything!!!

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July 5, 2011
Pensions funds buying …. Everything!!!

There was an excellent article letter today from Kelowna by a employment specialist, Robert Smithson . The article is called What is the state of our pension? After a couple of rough investment years in 2008 and 2009, the CPPIB earned investment returns of almost 15 per cent in 2010 and almost 12 per...
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