AFB2020 as COVID-19 policy response: A plan to protect workers and the public from an unprecedented crisis

Canada and countries across the globe face a daunting challenge with the advent of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic, as countries the world over try to contain the spread and health authorities race to treat casualties under incredible pressure. These are not…
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La réforme sournoise du RRQ

Le sujet des retraites est rarement perçu comme étant palpitant. On en parle quand arrive la saison des REER, quand on veut montrer que les jeunes sont des irresponsables qui ne pensent pas à l’avenir, quand vient le temps de dire que les régimes de retraite sont un poids trop…
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Ten things to know about the CPP debate

This fall, Canada’s Parliament will debate a recent proposal to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).[1] Indeed, since the 2008-2009 world financial crisis, Canada has witnessed a renewed public debate on the CPP.  Two factors have prompted this. First, as a result of the crisis, employer-sponsored pension plans lost substantial value….
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Canada has every reason to expand the CPP

Politicians have the future of the Canada Pension Plan in their hands, as federal officials meet with provincial premiers in Vancouver. If a stable, secure retirement for all Canadians is the aim, our leaders should commit to boldly expanding this bedrock national pension program. Instead, several provincial leaders – including…
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Zombie ideas on pension reform rise again

The insurance industry has enjoyed tremendous profit on their retirement savings “products” for Canadians. The potential Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement and the looming Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) pose major threats to the industry. Keith Ambachtsheer and Edward Waitzer’s recent call for for private competition to the ORPP is…
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