Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ottawa’s pension problem

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December 21, 2011
Ottawa’s pension problem

December 15, 2011 13:59 Pension reform expert Bill Tufts analyzes Ottawa’s $80 billion understatement of public-sector pensions Click Here to View
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News highlights week ending December 18, 2011

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December 19, 2011

Sun TV – Ottawa’s pension problem Finance Committee for the Government of Canada calls for a pension review. Canadian Investment Review recommended books 2011 Financial Post recommended books for christmas Ontario’s debt crisis! – Affects all MUSH Tough Choices Dcumentary: Labour’s Pain – January 8th Op-Ed: Canada’s deflating economy Lorne Gunter: Civil service pensions...
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Sun TV and Anita Sharma – Canadians lose billions in market mayhem

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December 14, 2011
Sun TV and Anita Sharma – Canadians lose billions in market mayhem

Bill Tufts, author of Pension Ponzi, raises serious concerns about Canadian pension plans which are recording huge losses as global stocks lose trillions of dollars in value.  Mr. Tufts encourages pension fund holders to get their elected officials on this case and say no to risk! Click Here to View
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Sun TV Minding Your Business with Anita Sharma

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December 14, 2011
Sun TV Minding Your Business with Anita Sharma

Bill Tufts, author of Pension Ponzi, talks to Sun News Network’s Anita Sharma about the alarming growth of public sector jobs while the private sector pulls back.  Mr. Tufts also addresses the impact of the strong Canadian dollar AND high union wages – a double-whammy for Canada. Click Here to View 
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Pension ponzi is a raw deal for students

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December 11, 2011
Pension ponzi is a raw deal for students

Margaret Wente |Globe and Mail – Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2011 University students deserve our sympathy. They’re paying more and more for less and less. And they’ve got a pile of debt to show for it. As of last year, according to Statistics Canada, the average student had racked up $18,800 in debt by graduation...
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The harm inflicted by public-sector unions

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December 11, 2011
The harm inflicted by public-sector unions

    Larry MacDonald  | November 22, 2011  – Canadian Business The programs and policies of the welfare state begin with good intentions but ultimately prove naïve. What happens in the real world is that organized groups end up bending the sovereign power of government toward transferring resources to themselves, away from the less organized....
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Newslinks week ending December 4, 2011

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December 6, 2011

CFIB – Lower costs of PRPPs welcome 2012 Year of public sector labour strife Why Not “Occupy” Public Sector Pension Funds? 11 Amazing Facts About Illinois State Pensions: Gov. Jerry Brown calls pensions aponzi scheme Ca. Governor Brown – ‘There’s No Divorce With a Defined-Benefit Pension Plan,’ Can Canada go the way of Greece?...
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