The hard truth about CPP’s failures

Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

The hard truth about CPP’s failures
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Canadians receive meagre rates of return on CPP contributions and the program has other key shortcomings

Any pension fund fiasco is one too many

The plight of Sears pensioners has once again ignited calls for change but the federal government seems content to sit on its hands

Any pension fund fiasco is one too many
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The plight of Sears pensioners has once again ignited calls for change but the federal government seems content to sit on its hands

Unplugged from the reality of our energy needs

The green movement’s fossil-fuel divestment crusade hurts the poor and middle class

Unplugged from the reality of our energy needs
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The green movement’s fossil-fuel divestment crusade hurts the poor and middle class

CPP reforms need a complete rethink

The 2016 CPP reforms were solutions in search of a problem – and don’t even solve the imagined problem

CPP reforms need a complete rethink
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The 2016 CPP reforms were solutions in search of a problem – and don’t even solve the imagined problem

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?

Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Should you defer collecting CPP and OAS?
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Can you afford to hold off and increase your payments later? Will you need more CPP and OAS later in life? And how long do you expect to live?

Who benefits from an expanded CPP?

The government? Likely. High earners? Definitely. Middle-income earners? Unlikely. Low-income workers may even see a reduction in overall benefits

Who benefits from an expanded CPP?
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The government? Likely. High earners? Definitely. Middle-income earners? Unlikely. Low-income workers may even see a reduction in overall benefits

Expanding the CPP unnecessary and counterproductive

A crude instrument such as expanding the CPP will do nothing to help those seniors most in need

Expanding the CPP unnecessary and counterproductive
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LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: A crude instrument such as expanding the CPP will do nothing to help those seniors most in need

We really do need an expanded Canada Pension Plan

A significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living

We really do need an expanded Canada Pension Plan
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BROWN: A significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living

Feds fail to make convincing case for CPP expansion

The analysis leading to the conclusion that the Canada Pension Plan needs to be expanded falls short of a convincing argument

Feds fail to make convincing case for CPP expansion
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LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: The analysis leading to the conclusion that the Canada Pension Plan needs to be expanded falls short of a convincing argument

Return on CPP contributions still meagre after expansion

Younger Canadians especially will continue to receive a meagre return

Return on CPP contributions still meagre after expansion
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LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: Younger Canadians especially will continue to receive a meagre return