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Cosy benefits at Canada Post

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June 29, 2011
Cosy benefits at Canada Post

The Chronicle Herald printed a letter I sent in response to a previous letter submitted by the Canada Post union local boss. The union letter was called  Profits before people at Canada Post. My letter was titled Cosy benefits at Canada Post: Time for taxpayers to strike. The letter from a Canada Post employee...
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Teachers plan to repay McGuinty’s kindness… or bribery?

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June 19, 2011

  An article today comments that the teachers of Ontario are planning to use their taxpayer funded influence to try and re-elect McGuinty in the province of Ontario. There is a trend surging across North America and unions are not budging. The less flexible they are the harder are the forces coming to bear...
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Public Unions Vs. The Unorganized Taxpayers

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June 19, 2011

Raise for Ontario police forces to cost taxpayers over $1 Billion

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June 15, 2011
Raise for Ontario police forces to cost taxpayers over $1 Billion

The true cost of the new wage deal for Toronto and OPP police officers is much higher than reported. Board ratifies 11.5% pay hike for police The raise for police in the new city contract brings salaries for officers to $83,800 per year, a raise of 11.5 percent. This means the salary before was...
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Guelph University must reform pensions

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June 2, 2011
Guelph University must reform pensions

There was an interesting article about the pension problems at the university. http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/538191–u-of-g-receives-pension-relief In an ever more competitive globalized economy there is an urgent need for Canada to produce high quality university graduates. Financial problems at the university stem from pensions that are unsustainable and are in dire need a permanent solution. The gold-plated...
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Pension reform must come to Canada too!

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May 28, 2011
Pension reform must come to Canada too!

  One challenge I see is that Canada has not yet come up with a comprehensive report or plan on how to deal with the PS pension issue. It is straight forward and easy from where I sit. How can it be presented in a way that is easy to understand, focuses on the...
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Canada Post struggles under the burden of Legacy Costs

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May 20, 2011
Canada Post struggles under the burden of Legacy Costs

Courtesy: Women Who Dance With Frogs It looks like Canada Post is on its way to a strike. Lets hope is does not have major implications for your business. There is an excellent site that is keeping current information as the Canada Post negotiations progress. Info Post A interesting page at Info Post highlights...
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50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy

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May 18, 2011
50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy

Some pundits say we are already in a collapse of our current economic system. Only time will tell. But there sure are some scary signs out there of serious problems to come. Here is a thought provoking piece from Business Insider - 50 Things Everyone Should Know About The Collapse Of The Economy  ...
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Major changes to CPP not viable

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May 16, 2011
Major changes to CPP not viable

Everyone agrees that changes need to happen with Canada’s retirement system. The QPP (Quebec Plan) is only viable by adjustments to the penalties for taking an early pension. Much like the CPP changes introduced last year. Quebec made two major changes in this year’s budget. They increased the contribution rate by 8% over the...
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Scott Southward Analyzes – OECD Pensions at a Glance 2011

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May 12, 2011
Scott Southward Analyzes   – OECD Pensions at a Glance 2011

The OECD periodically researches pensions around the world. They do a broad scan of pensions and identify the emerging trends. This year in light of trends happening in Canada Scott Southward provides us with an analysis of the report and how it integrates with the trends that are happening in Canada. Scott is a...
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