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Quebec budget makes significant pension changes

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March 22, 2012
Quebec budget makes significant pension changes

  Quebec came out with some significant pension policy on their budget yesterday. With the Sunshine List tomorrow and the two budgets next week, it is hectic. Solvency Relief One thing that concerns me is the ease with which government are starting to use solvency relief to solve pension problems rather than develop long...
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Dofasco pension reform

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March 12, 2012
Dofasco pension reform

Today in the Hamilton spectator it was announced that changes are dcoming to the pension and benefits plan at ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD). Workers and retirees are being hit with a heavy package of pension and benefits changes. Workers have been told they will all be forced out of the defined benefit pension plan for...
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Excellent analysis from Quebec Droite

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March 2, 2012
Excellent analysis from Quebec Droite

Il est impératif que nous ayons un blogue de bonnes gouvernances de droite au Québec. Depuis des décennies, nos politiciens n’ont fait que distribuer de la richesse, trop souvent à l’avantage des groupes d’intérêts sans en avoir pour autant favoriser la création. Certains sujets, pour stimuler une pensée de bonne gestion économique et donner...
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PRPP’s are on the way

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March 1, 2012
PRPP’s are on the way

. The move towards the new Pooled Registered Pension Plan is progressing. Many groups have been participating in discussions around the design of the new program and have been offering their ideas and suggestions to making the plan work. Some of the more notable websites following PRPP’s are included here: .   PRPP Canada...
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DB pension plans are dead, a relic of the last century

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February 29, 2012


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Citizens Budget Task Force of Waterloo

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February 16, 2012
Citizens Budget Task Force of Waterloo

My friend Mike Magreehan, BBA (Hon), CFP Investment Advisor with  Lysnes Magreehan Wealth Management is the Chair of the Citizens Budget Task Force in Waterloo. Here he talks about some of the key issues facing all levels of government. He talks about financial transparency and how citizens need to be come more aware of the issues....
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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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The Live Drive with John Tory

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January 16, 2012
The Live Drive with John Tory

    John is joined by Bill Tufts, the author of “Pension Ponzi,” to talk about the fate and sustainability of pensions in Canada  Click here to see the podcast  
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Montreal pension crisis

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January 16, 2012
Montreal pension crisis

The City of Montreal and surrounding suburbs are dealing with a pension crisis. Costs for pensions have risen in Montreal from over $130 million in 2005 to over $600 million today. The mayor has made a firm commitment to create a long term solution to the problem and bring some sanity back to the...
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