gold-plated pensions

ADVOCIS – Pension Panel

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March 18, 2013
ADVOCIS – Pension Panel

The Need for Pension Products to Increase the Levels of Retirement Funding Provided by Employers   Defined benefit (DB) plans are rapidly disappearing from our retirement planning landscape. What does this mean for working women and men in Canada? The financial futures of many Canadians who have traditionally counted on an employer-sponsored DB plan...
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Sunshine List only slice of true compensation

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March 18, 2013
Sunshine List only slice of true compensation

    The Hamilton Spectator – March 18, 2013 An advocacy group says it’s time to revamp the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act to reveal the true cost to taxpayers. The call from Bill Tufts, founder of Fair Pensions For All, comes days before the annual Sunshine List of salaries over $100,000 hits the...
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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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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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Time to ban public sector unions?

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October 3, 2012
Time to ban public sector unions?

  Thursday, September, 20, 2012 – 10:10:26 AM Fair Pensions For All believes that public sector unions have become a threat to economic security. The political power that the public sector unions have makes it difficult to fix our fiscal problems and endangers our grandchildren’s future. This must change. Provincial governments have the ability...
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Behind closed doors, MPs weigh reforms to their pensions

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October 3, 2012
Behind closed doors, MPs weigh reforms to their pensions

See Bill on CTV Power Play talking about MP Pensions. Click Here  
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Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO offers ‘dose of reality’

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June 5, 2012
Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO offers ‘dose of reality’

    Bill Tufts, Special to Financial Post  May 7, 2012 This year in Canada 1,000 people will reach age 65 every day. This will continue every day until the year 2029. This aging tsunami sweeping over Canada will bring changes that we cannot even envision today. Last year the first of the Baby...
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Wall Street Journal – Why Public Pensions Are So Rich

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January 4, 2012
Wall Street Journal – Why Public Pensions Are So Rich

    Bob Plamondon is a policy expert and author from Ottawa. He wrote an excellent article today in the Globe and Mail called Look in the mirror, MP’s, before reforming pensions. Andrew Biggs is a leading pension reform expert in the US. I have followed him for sometime and he always has good...
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Market Crash Rips $160 Billion Hole in Public Sector Pensions

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October 4, 2011
Market Crash Rips $160 Billion Hole in Public Sector Pensions

You may or may not have been directly affected by Thursday’s market crash, but you will be picking up part of the tab for the tens of billions in losses suffered by Canada’s public sector pension funds, whether you work in the public sector or not. We give the catastrophic  estimate based on Thursday’s...
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