Monthly Archives: January 2012

CTV National Affairs

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January 31, 2012
CTV National Affairs

Harper hints at pension change Bill Tufts, founder of Fair Pensions For All, and Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, discuss the possible changes to the Canadian pension plan that Stephen Harper hinted at in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Click Here to See Video...
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L’Actualite – The Pension War begins

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January 25, 2012
L’Actualite – The Pension War begins

February 2012 L’Actualite the MacLean’s magazine of Quebec  ran a very comprehensive special cover report on pensions. The report was written mainly by Annick Ppoitras. She did a terrific job covering all angles of the issue. LÁctualite 15 page Cover Report  
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Public Offerings – Timothy Renshaw

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January 25, 2012
Public Offerings – Timothy Renshaw

Timothy Renshaw January 24–30, 2012 Old, in the way, broke and belligerent If you think there are already too many people who are old and in the way, “Baby,” as the old BTO classic  promises, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Old, in the way and expensive. An unsavoury combination indeed, but that’s the reality...
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Tough Choices with Gord Martineau: Labour Pains

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January 23, 2012
Tough Choices with Gord Martineau: Labour Pains

Public Unions have become a lightening rod: critics think they are leading us to bankruptcy; defenders say the middle class is under attack. CityNews anchor Gord Martineau looks at their role internationally and their potential impact on Canada. See the trailer here . Click Here to see video – Pension Ponzi featured at 30:00...
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Repairing MP pensions

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January 23, 2012
Repairing MP pensions

    Pension expert Bill Tufts weighs in on MP’s plush pensions and how to fix the system. Click here to see video
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Staggering pension shortfalls erode university operating budgets

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January 23, 2012
Staggering pension shortfalls erode university operating budgets

Erin Millar 22 January 2012 Facing staggering pension plan shortfalls, some universities in Canada are struggling to continue funding plans and are resorting to desperate measures including dipping into operating budgets and negotiating higher employee contribution rates. Collectively, pension plans at Canadian universities have bled billions. At the University of Toronto, the pension plan...
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The looming crisis of public sector pension shortfalls

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January 23, 2012
The looming crisis of public sector pension shortfalls

    Bill Tufts January 17, 2012 Some suggest that a discussion to rein in public sector pensions is nothing but a propaganda war. Many defenders of public sector pensions resort to emotional rhetoric to create controversy and make the issues a divisive one. Public sector employee pension plans are hundreds of billions of...
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A public concern in the nation’s capital

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January 23, 2012
A public concern in the nation’s capital

Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun Monday, January 16, 2012 A tiny group of British Columbians are part of a federal public sector pension plan that is under increasing scrutiny from critics who say it is both unsustainable and overly generous. Private sector interest groups and think-tanks like the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the C.D....
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Newslinks January 23, 2012

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January 23, 2012

Ontario MPPs sat for 57 days in 2011 Congress’s Six-Figure Benefits Add to $674 Billion Pension Gap Bradford continues to explore the costly OPP option Skyrocketing salaries of N.S. university presidents Staggering pension shortfalls erode university operating budgets State’s public pensions: A worse-case scenario ‘Budget Crisis’ in pension at Brandon U? Public sector wages...
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Newslinks – January 16, 2012

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January 16, 2012

Menzies optimistic about PRPP pension legislation Civil service pensions are fat at any cost Video – Prichard’s pension crisis may come to you The surprising strength of Canada’s pension funds Unions’ anti-Drummond universe is a strange place Pension funds: key players in the global farmland grab Troubled Kodak faces UK pension woes Ontario hospital...
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