Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mark Yamada Confronts a perfect pension storm

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October 28, 2012
Mark Yamada Confronts a perfect pension storm

By Mark Yamada There’s no doubt some things need to change in our pension system. Are pooled retirement pension plans the answer?Is it too late to avert a pension crisis? Governments have been known to rearrange deck chairs as ships take on water. Bill C-25 (41-1), An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans...
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Canadian Taxpayers uncovers big problems with public sector pensions in Saskatoon

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October 28, 2012
Canadian Taxpayers uncovers big problems with public sector pensions in Saskatoon

Group urges action after pension deficit doubles By Jeff Davis, The StarPhoenix The City of Saskatoon’s municipal pension funds ran a deficit of $113 million last year, which the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says threatens to swamp the city’s books with red ink. “The public needs to know that the city of Saskatoon has a...
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Fair Pensions For All issues wake up call to the Public Service

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October 28, 2012
Fair Pensions For All issues wake up call to the Public Service

LONDON: For years the non-partisan group Fair Pensions For All has been raising the alarm over public sector wages, benefits and pensions. The group has continued to prove that our public sector costs are unsustainable and if things don’t change, we could be headed towards catastrophe. However, this crisis can be averted if the...
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The Economist – Spongin Boomers

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October 23, 2012
The Economist – Spongin Boomers

The economic legacy left by the baby-boomers is leading to a battle between the generations Sep 29th 2012 ANOTHER economic mess looms on the horizon—one with a great wrinkled visage. The struggle to digest the swollen generation of ageing baby-boomers threatens to strangle economic growth. As the nature and scale of the problem become...
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Saint John Pension Q&A

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October 16, 2012
Saint John Pension Q&A

In Saint John a stalwart Councillor trying to make pension changes is Susan Fullerton. She wrote a op-ed and a Q&A paper to cover some of the key issues. Here is the piece she wrote that was printed in the Saint John Telegraph Journal. ________________________ Commentary Saint John’s pension: some FAQs Councillor – Susan...
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Gary Doyle discusses Education Reform with Gareth

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October 3, 2012
Gary Doyle discusses Education Reform with Gareth

Here is an important issue that Gareth takes on with Gary Click Here
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Tufts Ont. compared to cash-strapped Calif. on Sun News

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October 3, 2012
Tufts Ont. compared to cash-strapped Calif. on Sun News

 A new study that compares Ontario’s crushing deficit to California’s paints a bleak picture for the economic future of the province. Click Here
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Dave Kudsia on the Jeff Allen Show

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October 3, 2012
Dave Kudsia on the Jeff Allen Show

Hear Dave and Jeff Allen talks about the comparisons between California and Ontario   Click Here
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Gary Doyle talks to Gareth about the Hybrid Pension

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October 3, 2012
Gary Doyle talks to Gareth about the Hybrid Pension

Hear Gareth and Gary Doyle talk about the Hybrid Pension Plan.   Click Here to Listen
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Visit to the Kitchener Confederation Club

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October 3, 2012
Visit to the Kitchener Confederation Club

Paige Desmond, Record staff -Sat Sep 22 2012 Expert says taxpayers must demand change on public pensions KITCHENER — Pension expert Bill Tufts says citizens need to stand up and demand change from government on gold-plated pensions public employees receive. Speaking to a Confederation Club meeting in Kitchener on Thursday, the head of the...
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