Fair Pensions


Almost time for pension reform

June 6, 2009
Almost time for pension reform

An article from the UK states MPs must set example on pensions They have the same type of pension as our MP’s. Lets hope that once the current batch of MP’s trigger their pensions they will consider the inevitable task of pension reform. Most of our current MP’s are just a short time away...
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Puzzling Pensions

June 4, 2009
Puzzling Pensions

As I compile information for my blog I am seeing a very big trend towards pension reform. Many organizations are calling for a government run Supplemental Retirement Plan. This is an idea put forth by Canada’s leading pension expert in a report from CD Howe Institute. Available in this PDF file. There are some...
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Talk of Pension Reform in Canada

May 25, 2009
Talk of Pension Reform in Canada

Today there was coverage about the BC Supplementary Pension Plan in the Globe. Pensions at MeechMore Pensions for All This will be another issue that has the potential to divert the media and politicians away from the issue of the public sector gold-plated pensions. While I hold some hope in the new supplementary plans,...
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Trouble with BC’s Teachers

May 24, 2009
Trouble with BC’s Teachers

I recently had a look at pensions in BC. They are all included in a website at BC Pension Corp They must be scrambling to decide what the message will be on the release of this year’s information. They are behind on releasing their annual update as they were released in early April for...
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Double Dipping

May 10, 2009

Double dipping is a term referring to the practice of earning a wage at the same time as receiving a pension. New Haven Video Double Dip Pensions In order to get a double dip pension it is received at an age younger than the normal retirement of age 65. It must also be from...
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St John City Pension

May 1, 2009
St John City Pension

Please see the complete collection of newslinks about the ST John Pension on the main Blog See the other blog posts as well.St John First City in Canada to Make Pension Changes St John Pension Problems The precedent fight in the city of St John heated up again this week. It is important because...
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April 22, 2009

Here is a classic from my favorite newspaper in Canada the St. John Telegraph. All taxpayers are suffering the same fate as those in St John. There is a constant demand for our tax dollars to go to fund the compensation packages of public sector employees. As this cartoon shows the highest expense for...
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Regina’s Pensions

April 18, 2009
Regina’s Pensions

Heated discussions are flaring up over Regina’s pension predicament. There is concern and alarm over the huge shortfalls that taxpayers will have to fund. Taxpayers not only have the burden of covering the cost of their personal retirement shortfalls but in addition must pick up the cost of pensions for public sector employees. Last...
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The Heavyweights Step In!

April 14, 2009
The Heavyweights Step In!

Today CARP, The Canadian Association of Retired Persons released a series of advocacy articles aimed at creating major pension reform in Canada. At initial glance there are certianly some very intersting proposals and ideas originating from the articles in this month’s CARP on-line forum. As Zoomers Pension Reform: the status quo is not an...
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Pension Primer – Some of the concepts explained

April 2, 2009
Pension Primer – Some of the concepts explained

When I began to study pensions many years ago there were some concepts that I did not initially understand and were confusing but became clearer after I studied them in action. Pension Types In Canada there are two types of pensions. There are defined contribution plans and there are defined benefit plans. The best...
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