Pension reports

Newfoundland and Labrador pensions… Heading for Broke

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March 31, 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador pensions… Heading for Broke

Bill Tufts, was in St. John’s Wednesday to speak with at the St. John’ Board of Trade and while in town met with Generation Screwed at  Memorial University. Click here for the Newfoundland policy Brief – Heading for Broke – PDF Click here for the full report - Heading for Broke – Final Report –...
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OPP gets 8.55% in one year, Tom Southwick Councillor Asks – WHY SHOULD YOU PAY IT?

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February 21, 2014
OPP gets 8.55% in one year, Tom Southwick Councillor Asks – WHY SHOULD YOU PAY IT?

In this time of very limited financial freedom, you, as a tax payer, just gave the OPP an 8.55% wage increase. You may say, “No I didn’t the Ontario Liberal government gave the OPP this raise”, technically true, the Ontario government gave them the raise but it is YOUR MONEY that pays them! This has been known policy for several...
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CANADA’S CROWN CORPORATIONS: BIGGER BAILOUTS AND DEEPER HOLES

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May 22, 2013
CANADA’S CROWN CORPORATIONS:  BIGGER BAILOUTS AND DEEPER HOLES

      Fair Pensions For All will be appearing before the Finance Committee to discuss the current move by the government to reign in costs at crown corporations. They will be presenting a report called “Bigger Bailouts and Deeper Holes” You can see the presentation live here at 8:45 AM on Thursday May...
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Senate Hearings on Bill C45

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January 18, 2013
Senate Hearings on Bill C45

In late November Mark Mullins and Bill were asked to present to the Senate as they were deliberating on Bill C45 and they convened a special session on pensions. You can see the written presentation here in its entirety. Senate Finance Hearings  Presentation  
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The Economist – Spongin Boomers

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October 23, 2012
The Economist – Spongin Boomers

The economic legacy left by the baby-boomers is leading to a battle between the generations Sep 29th 2012 ANOTHER economic mess looms on the horizon—one with a great wrinkled visage. The struggle to digest the swollen generation of ageing baby-boomers threatens to strangle economic growth. As the nature and scale of the problem become...
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OMERS Pension Review

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July 7, 2012
OMERS Pension Review

OMERS is the pension plan for most city and municipal employees in the Province of Ontario. When major changes were made to the OMERS pension plan, the Act set out that: “Under the OMERS Review Act, 2006 the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is required to ensure the appointment of a person to...
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Johnathan Chevreau review – The Pension Ponzi scheme

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November 20, 2011
Johnathan Chevreau review – The Pension Ponzi scheme

Financial Post Oct 29, 2011 This column has long used the term “pension envy” to describe the great divide between the 20% minority of Canadians in cushy public-sector defined-benefit pensions and the rest of us hoping to retire on fluctuating RRSPs or defined-contribution pensions. There were several signs this week that pension envy —...
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City of St John – Pension Reform Process Explained

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November 13, 2011
City of St John – Pension Reform Process Explained

This report is from the web site of the Mayor of St John “Pension reform is a complicated matter. It cannot be explained in a single sound bite on the radio or by a comment or two in a newspaper article. I would like to thank City Manager, Patrick Woods and Commission of Finance,...
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CFIB – Canada’s Pension Predicament

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November 13, 2011
CFIB –  Canada’s Pension Predicament

CFIB is asking the government to pay attention immediately to Canada’s pension system because it is unfair and unsustainable. Given the overly generous public sector pensions and the continued dwindling of a taxpaying workforce to pay for those pensions, Canadians face a very real crisis. Did you know: Federal public servants pay only 1/3...
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Testimony to House of Commons Finance Committee

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November 12, 2011
Testimony to House of Commons Finance Committee

October 6, 2011 Bill was asked to testify before the committee in the sitting of the pre-budget consultations. He reviewed the Fair Pensions for All submission which can be found in the reports section. Click Here for committee minutes
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