public sector pensions

Ontario teachers party – Is it over?

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August 23, 2012
Ontario teachers party – Is it over?

Here is our most recent report on Teachers compensation. . Get PDF Here Teachers – All Good Parties Must Come to An End        
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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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Ontario teachers pension hits the wall

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April 4, 2012
Ontario teachers pension hits the wall

From the archives a member of the Ontario Secoundary School Teachers Federation (thanks Joe). We originally posted this on our old website in 2009. Despite hefty contributions and huge asset accumulations there is a crisis and it will hit in 2014 with a vengeance!
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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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Ontario’s hidden debts

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October 3, 2011
Ontario’s hidden debts

  At least Christina Blizzard is pointing out the disastrous state that McGuinty has left Ontario. http://www.torontosun.com/2011/09/24/mcguinty-is-the-debt-devil-blizzard There is a still much more debt that has been hidden from taxpayers by McGuinty. He is motivated by his reliance on the public sector unions to get reelected. This will cost taxpayers in Ontario dearly. He...
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Manitoba Teachers Loving NDP Going Into Election

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August 29, 2011
Manitoba Teachers Loving NDP Going Into Election

  Manitoba has a complicated set-up for the teachers pension (TRAF). They have two pension accounts one for employee contributions and one for employer contributions. They are both calculated separately. The teacher’s pension does not appear that it have any pension shortfall problems as the government made a $1.5 Billion balloon contribution into the...
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Public Unions Vs. The Unorganized Taxpayers: There Will Be Blood

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August 26, 2011

California’s Pension Disaster with Governor’s Pension Advisor

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August 26, 2011

A search for solutions in Alberta

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March 13, 2010
A search for solutions in Alberta

Alberta has requested public input into pensions. It is a follow-up to the Expert Commission on Pensions. In the consultation they are asking for input into specific ideas. Most of these issues are based around increasing the level of pension coverage for individuals in middle income ranges. The pension consultation process asks 15 specific...
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Pension report from BC’s Finance Minister

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January 22, 2010
Pension report from BC’s Finance Minister

The Globe and Mail pension specialist, Janet McFarland, covered a report released from the BC government. The report shares their vision for the future of pensions in Canada. Middle-income retirees face pinch BC Pensions Report This ia an excellent article on an interesting topic. The CPP as it stands is designed to provide 25%...
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