Expanding CPP won’t help most financially vulnerable seniors

Seniors living alone are much more likely to be in low income than other seniors and won't be helped by any CPP expansion

Expanding CPP won’t help most financially vulnerable seniorsBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. June 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - After years of debate, the Trudeau Liberals have rekindled the push to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), with the federal government [popup url="http://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/plan/budget2016-en.pdf" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]committed[/popup] to achieving an agreement with the provinces. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will…

How General Motors brought socialism to America

GM CEO Charles Wilson established a pension plan that would invest in the broader U.S. economy to ensure the protection of his workers' pensions

How General Motors brought socialism to AmericaTORONTO, Ont. May 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Around the mid-20th century, Peter Drucker was the go-to business guru. A strategically-placed copy of one of his management books graced many an office credenza, even if its contents weren’t always diligently read or put into operation. Drucker (1909-2005) was born in Austria in the waning days of the Habsburgs.…

CPP benefits vary widely depending on when you were born

Study shows a marked generational gap in the benefits received

CPP benefits vary widely depending on when you were bornBy Jason Clemens and Joel Emes The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. May 16, 2016/ Troy Media/ - For working Canadians, contributions to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) are a regular bill on their paycheques. Those contributions, however, secure a future benefit when they retire. The value of that benefit varies greatly depending on when one…

Understanding CPP’s decline in rates of return for retirees

It’s critical to consider the rather meagre rates of return offered to most current and future workers in any debate about CPP reform

Understanding CPP’s decline in rates of return for retireesBy Jason Clemens and Joel Emes The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. May 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is expected to be front and centre at the meeting of the provincial finance ministers in June. Unfortunately, many of the arguments for expanding CPP are either debatable or flat…

A national pension crisis is looming

Two generations after Canada first moved to prop up the pension's of its seniors, a new group of retirees faces an impoverished future

A national pension crisis is looming//  pension  pension [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/a-national-pension-crisis-is-looming/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/retirement/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]pensions[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER OUT RED DEER, Alta. Feb. 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Back in in the 1960s and ’70s, being old and being poor were pretty well synonymous. The generation that…

Reality of education spending in Alberta

75% of the $3.3 billion increase in spending between 2003 and 2013 went to paying salaries, benefits and pensions

Reality of education spending in AlbertaDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use Calgary, Edmonton out By Deani Neven Van Pelt and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC  Sep 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In some quarters, it is taken as a given that Alberta’s schools are underfunded. Critics cite rising class sizes…

Think twice before adopting Australia’s pension reform model

Let's look at the evidence before blindly adopting the Australian pension system as our own

Think twice before adopting Australia’s pension reform modelDownload this column pension reform for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Sep 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Fraser Institute’s recommendation that the Province of Ontario adopt an Australian model of pension reform instead of expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), as proposed in the Ontario Retirement Pension…

Ontario’s pension plan should take the Aussie path

Australia’s system of mandatory individual retirement saving accounts deserves a close look

Ontario’s pension plan should take the Aussie pathDownload this column on Ontario's pension plan for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA, ALL SUN MEDIA MARKETS OUT By Charles Lammam and Stephen Kirchner The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, BC Aug 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As the Ontario government moves ahead with plans for a new mandatory provincial…

Giving Canadians the pension system they need

It just requires some imagination and a few (but important) tweaks to existing pension and income tax laws

Giving Canadians the pension system they needDownload this column on the Canadian pension system for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Jun 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - What do Canadians want out of a national pension system? I think it’s safe to guess they want at least the following: a system that can be trusted,…