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Newslinks – July 7, 2011

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July 7, 2011

Wente – It’s evening in America Wisconsin inmates used for government work CBC video – BC Ferries pension debacle BC Ferries CEO to get $314K pension Taxpayers should get their money’s worth BC Pensions – Paycheque for Life … funny Myths of Defined Benefit pensions Harper To Be Targeted by Government Union AG skeptical...
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Newslinks – July 4, 2011

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July 4, 2011

  Montreal City hall is right to get tough on pensions Facing faces the stark fiscal realities its time to curb the public sector? City of Regina employees made more than $100,000 in 2010 Pain and pensions Edmonton city payroll increases triple rate of inflation Two Rulings Find Cuts in Public Pensions Permissible Officials...
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Newslinks – June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

  Video – John Hutton on reforming UK public sector pensions Understanding the UK Public sector strikes Tough times are coming for public-sector unions Calgarians see 20.7 per cent property tax hike to pay city staff SHOCKING: $200,000 Lifeguards with Million Dollar Pensions! ‘Bleak’ warning on ageing Britain, expect higher taxes and bigger debt...
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Newslinks – June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

Expect more gamesmanship and the union gap Montreal cop retires at age 53 with average $59,000 pension Pension plans: Why all the fuss? Only politicians can fix broken bargaining system Ponzi Scheme or Potential for Greater Living? Public sector pensions: the unions just don’t get it Huge disparities exist in private, public sectors Governments...
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Newslinks – June 19, 2011

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June 19, 2011

CLC president slams Harper in speech to NDP delegates Collective bargaining rights at risk Video – UK Massive Wave Of Strikes The movie – Debtocracy – Give me a critique please UK – Union Warns Of Massive Wave Of Strikes UK – What was the General Strike of 1926? Threat of mass strikes will...
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Newslinks – June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011

  Opinion biased says CUPW Prez Organized labour’s losing battle Washing their hands of pension risk Greed prevails in Canada’s Senate MP suggests there is little sympathy for postal workers: At Air Canada pension dispute goes to arbitration Is Stephen Harper prepared to wage war on Canada’s unions? Conservative government out to undercut unions,...
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Newslinks – June 15, 2011

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June 16, 2011

Video – Strikes highlight Canada’s pension problems TimberWest now in hands of public sector pensions Reform rejection may affect police contract Saint John workers may face more pension cuts Calgary union makes unfair comparisons BC civic workers now earn more than $75,000 Why the rush to end the Air Canada and Canada Post strikes...
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Newslinks – June 14, 2011

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June 15, 2011

The unions at Canada Post and Air Canada are fighting a rearguard action Have traditional asset allocation strategies failed? US pension shortfall $689.5B … Canada who knows? UK – A million government workers ‘ready to strike’ Rules different for public and private sector pensions Budget chief says Tories budget plan very weak Tories fret...
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Newslinks – June 9, 2011

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June 9, 2011

St. John needs to reform city pension says province Public sector pension plans need change MLA pensions rolled back in NB MPs’ pension plan has paid out $804-million Air Canada facing strike next week over pensions Unions set to hold Canadians for ransom Government threatens union over Hamilton bridge blockades Pension party goes on...
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Newslinks – June 2, 2011

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June 2, 2011

Canada Pension Plan buys stake in Australian mall Air Canada faces $1.6-billion pension bill Reducing the risk Calling for an end to cozy deals in New Brunswick Los Altos completes move to two-tier retirement system San Francisco’s pension smackdown Pension-spiking, double-dipping targeted by lawmakers California pensions may target firms’ political outlays Contra Costa grand...
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