pension crisis

Its Big Pay in the Public Sector on your Tax $$$

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September 6, 2014
Its Big Pay in the Public Sector on your Tax $$$

    Check out this video our at our sister site, Working Canadians Public sector workers are taking up most of the top 10% of earners in Canada. Is this throwing our economy out of balance? View the video here… Big public sector pay    
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More Montreal Pension Chats with Tommy Schmacher

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September 6, 2014

Big changes are needed to make municipal pensions work  
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Fair Pensions Wades in on Montreal Pension War

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September 6, 2014
Fair Pensions Wades in on Montreal Pension War

  Opinion: Fundamental changes are needed to municipal pensions By Bill Tufts, Special to The Montreal Gazette August 19, 2014 MONTREAL — Bill 3 hearings begin Wednesday (Aug. 20), and the municipal-pension protests can be expected to continue. However, an analysis of the pension situation shows that the current system just is not feasible....
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Quebec cannot afford its public sector pension plans

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July 16, 2014
Quebec cannot afford its public sector pension plans

  Bill Tufts Special to Global News July 7, 2014 2:26 pm The same problems facing Quebec’s public sector pension plans are happening across the rest of Canada too, where governments at all levels are staggered by the cost of funding pensions. In 2002, Canadians contributed $8 billion into the pension plans of public...
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Ontario teachers promise a war with taxpayers and Sid is itching to join

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June 3, 2014
Ontario teachers promise a war with taxpayers and Sid is itching to join

            We know it is going to be a year of battle with the Ontario teachers. Please read this from the Society for Quality Education. Showdown or Shakedown Sid Ryan the head of CUPE wants to make sure they know he is behind them. Is there a law against...
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Are unions a violation of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

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June 3, 2014
Are unions a violation of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

There is much criticism about the liability that is being imposed on the majority of Canadian taxpayers due to special benefits that have been granted to public sector employees. Most of these employee groups have counterparts in the private sector who do identical work but are not guaranteed the same benefits. This is because...
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Get the Real Story on the Ontario Pension Plan

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May 30, 2014
Get the Real Story on the Ontario Pension Plan

The Ontario Pension Plan will be a disaster for Ontario You REALLY need to listen to this discussion as Chris and Redmond discuss the pensions plan and how it fits into the picture of the province’s finances.   Wynne Loses with the ORPP   Please visit Redmond’s website for lots of other great podcasts...
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Ontario Teachers: A Failure According to Wynne Government

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May 16, 2014
Ontario Teachers: A Failure According to Wynne Government

Ontario Teachers: A Failure According to Wynne Government Guest Post by Chris Horlacher  Chris is the Vice-Chairman of the Mises Institute of Canada and an advisory board member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. His company website is mycfoweb.ca. In a great essay, Lawrence Reed points out that government’s constant efforts to reform its...
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Newfoundland Pensions Run Out Starting 2021

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April 21, 2014
Newfoundland Pensions Run Out Starting 2021

Auditor General Highlights pensions plans will run out of money starting in 2021 A provincial report that went largely unnoticed was the Auditor General’s (AG) 2011 report that gave a clear time line for the province’s pensions running out of money. In his report the, the AG states that the first plan will be...
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Sir Richard Bond Papers – Response

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April 10, 2014
Sir Richard Bond Papers – Response

Pensions and the Debt of Newfoundland and Labrador Ed Hollett, in a recent Sir Richard Bond Papers blog on debt, rebuked Sharon Horan, a successful business person and head of the Board of Trade for quoting information produced by the government itself. Debt is a very important issue but unlike most economic issues that are...
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