Canada Pension Plan

Canadians Need A Better Public Pension Plan Not Empty Promises

Susan Eng | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The Trudeau government's first budget offered hope but little change on increasing the CPP in our lifetime. After extolling the virtues of the Canada Pension Plan, we're told that the finance ministers talked about enhancing the CPP last December and set a goal of making a collective decision before the end of 2016.

Retirement Savings Plans Need More Than Luck: Morneau

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business

The Liberals repeated their support for strengthening the CPP in last week's budget

Harper Government's Voluntary CPP Plan Found Little Support: Document

CBC | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Canadians gave a big thumbs-down to the Harper government's surprise proposal last year, according to documents.

Finance Ministers Agree To Revisit Pension Reform Talks

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Politics

With the country's economy struggling to rebound, there's an overarching theme Bill Morneau would like to focus on.

Trudeau Should Rethink The Finance Minister's Mandate

Charles Lammam | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Business
Charles Lammam

In an attempt to increase transparency, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made "mandate letters" to his ministers publicly available. These letters are intended to clarify the focus of each minister's portfolio. When it comes to the mandate delineated for the minister of finance, the prime minister should seriously rethink some of the priorities.

Wynne 'Thrilled' Federal Liberals Willing To Work With Provinces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Wynne says the first real test of Trudeau's willingness to work with the provinces will be as Canada develops a climate-change strategy.

Why Australia's Pension Reform Won't Work for Ontario

Rob Brown | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Rob Brown

Before we blindly adopt the Australian pension system as our own, we need to take several long moments in deep thought and contemplation -- and look at the evidence. Yes, you are able to invest as you wish. In fact, you are responsible for investing your dollars to achieve the highest rate of return available. Is this something for which you feel capable?

Doc Raises Questions About Harper's Retirement Policies

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada scores poorly among developed countries in providing public pensions to seniors, according to an internal analysis of retirement income by the ...

Canada Pension Plan Swings To Loss In Latest Quarter

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The CPP Fund had a small investment loss in its most recent quarter but the retirement fund's assets increased by $4 billion overall b...

CPP Hike A Tax Increase? Tories' Claim Put To Test

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "What we will not do is reach into the pockets of middle-class Canadians with a mandatory payroll tax like the Liberals and NDP would do." ...

This Quebec Model Offers Better Pensions for Non-Profit Workers

Edward Jackson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Edward Jackson

The pre-election debate on improving the Canada Pension Plan is important and overdue. Despite the Harper government's reluctance, there is a broad consensus that, as a national newspaper said recently, "raising mandatory CPP contribution rates and boosting future payouts are the most prudent, most effective and least costly fix." But that's not enough.

Canada Pension Plan Buys Division Of GE Capital

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has a $12-billion deal to acquire Antares Capital, a Chicago-based lender that caters to a broad range ...

Canadians Won't Be Fooled by Conservatives' Bogus CPP Plan

Ken Neumann | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Ken Neumann

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver continues to stretch the bounds of credibility by suggesting his Conservative government might expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Given its record for cynical politics, it is quite a feat for this government to plumb new depths with such a brazen pre-election ploy. Indeed, the Conservatives themselves provide all the evidence needed to expose the deceit of the finance minister's proposal.

Canadians Prepared For Retirement, C.D. Howe Institute Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadians are saving enough and are reasonably well-prepared for life after work, said a report Thursday by the C.D. Howe Institute, which ch...

Feds Accused Of 'Playing Politics' With People's Retirement

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The jab is the latest in a series of public sparring between Wynne and Prime Minister Stephen Harper over pensions.

Here's What The Canada Pension Plan Debate Could Mean For You

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The debate over retirement and the role of the Canada Pension Plan is in full swing on Parliament Hill. Here's a quick look at what the possi...

Liberal MP Calls Tories' CPP U-Turn 'Utter Nonsense'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Politics

“He supports it one day and attacks it the next,” John McCallum told reporters on Thursday about the prime minister's “flip-flop” on the issue.

Mulcair Calls Out Feds For 'Last-Minute' Switcheroo

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP leader says he's doubtful the Conservatives will follow through with a voluntary expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

Canada Pension Plan Has Its Best Year Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The fund that manages investments for the Canada Pension Plan says it just had the best year in its history.The CPP Fund's portfolio had a n...

Lester Pearson Would Have Scoffed at the Federal Budget

Glen Pearson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Today Canadians celebrate Lester Pearson's birthday. Even as we reflect back on the kind of leader he was and the growing capacities of Canada that he helped to create, we become aware that somewhere between then and now we lost our edge, our diversified global influence, and, sadly, our belief in the public good.

After 50 Years of the Canada Pension Plan We've Run Off Course

Ralph Goodale | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

This week, the legislation that originally created the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will turn 50 years old. The stated purpose of the Canada Pension Plan was to ensure all working Canadians have an opportunity to retire in dignity. It builds on basic Old Age Security to achieve greater social justice linked to progress in the economy. But Canada has big challenges to face in the immediate future if we're to honour Lester Pearson's ambition of a fair, efficient, adequate system of retirement income for all Canadians.

Kenney Vows To Clear Social Security Tribunal Backlog By This Summer

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Jason Kenney is vowing that by this summer, he'll eliminate the massive caseload backlog that's left thousands of ailing or injured Canadians...

Seriously Ill Seniors Being Denied CPP Disability Benefits

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - One terminally ill Canadian denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits has been "diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently undergoing ...

62-Year-Old 'Disgusted' By Result Of 5-Year Social Security Battle

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Terminal cancer patients, organ-transplant recipients and suicidal, debt-addled Canadians are among the 11,000 people waiting to have their a...

When it Comes to Finances, Gen Y Should Be Called 'Gen Screwed'

Candice Malcolm | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
Candice Malcolm

Nine-million baby boomers will retire from the workforce over the next two decades, and when they do, they will start to consume the most expensive forms of government programs. This is great news for seniors, but terrible news for our public finances and for young Canadians forced to foot the bill. Generation Y has been dubbed the "Millennial" generation because we came of age at the turn of the new millennium. A more fitting name for this cohort is Generation Screwed.