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Seniors’ fight for retirement rights benefits younger Canadians

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“It is most definitely an ongoing trend … and it is something we are worried about because if you look at employee pensions as deferred wages, well that’s part of a contract between them and their employer. To unilaterally change those benefits retroactively after the employees have fulfilled their part of the contract is, we feel, unfair and unwarranted and … Read more

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VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at the CARP AGM

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Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, headlined at CARP’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on October 24, 2014 and hosted a town hall with the leadership of 53 CARP chapters from across the country. Mr. Trudeau announced his position on retirement security - to work with the provinces to increase the CPP and reverse the age eligibility for OAS/GIS back to … Read more

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Retirement or free degrees for the kids: Which comes first?: Mayers

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One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for retirement with a desire to take care of their kids and give them a financial helping hand One of the great worries for parents is how to balance their needs for security in retirement with a desire to take care of their kids now and give … Read more

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CARP and the ORPP

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CARP’s polling over the years has demonstrated that the vast majority of members support a supplementary UPP or an increase to the CPP. Therefore, CARP is supportive of the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and would press for such a plan regardless of which party forms the government after the June 12th election. Prior to the recent Ontario Budget, CARP … Read more

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Will a health crisis tarnish your golden years? Your retirement plan might be jet skiing in the Caribbean, but what if life has other plans for you

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Mary wouldn’t call them her golden years. At 75, the Ottawa widow lives tightly on $25,000 a year. Her condominium fees eats up most of her income. There is little cash left over each month after she pays for food, her car, insurance, Internet service and her phone. She receives no income supplement. “Save, save, save. Put money away,” says … Read more

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Ontario pension proposal would benefit young workers most

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Only those not covered by workplace plans would get supplement to CPP The proposed Ontario Registered Pension Plan would not likely do much good for the baby boom generation, but it would be a big benefit for people who are now in their 20s and 30s. The plan, proposed in Ontario’s budget May 1 and never publicly debated because of … Read more

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Proposed Ontario pension plan sparks early campaign debate

Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to the media in Queen’s Park Feb. 19, 2013. Ms. Wynne’s first week as Ontario Premier was nearly derailed by old scandals from the McGuinty era.

With the provincial election writ only having dropped yesterday, it remains to be seen what issues will dominate the campaign in the weeks to come, but it’s probably a safe bet the Liberals’ proposed Ontario retirement pension plan will be among the topics up for debate by the parties. The establishment of a new provincial pension plan was one of … Read more

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We must take action now to secure our financial future

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For a host of reasons, the majority of Baby Boomers failed to plan adequately for their retirement. Just to make ends meet, many senior citizens are now working well past 65. Across Canada, the median senior exists on far less than $30,000 a year. It’s even more troubling that the next generation of Ontarians can’t get past today’s financial obligations … Read more

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Ontario budget receives mixed reaction

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Ontario unveiled budget details about an Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) and legislation for pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs)—and the reaction has been mixed. Here are just a few of the comments about the budget: By announcing its intent to create the ORPP, “the Ontario government launched the first major pension reform initiative in Canada since Paul Martin’s CPP reforms … Read more

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Stop the Presses: Ontario Announces the Creation of a New Retirement Pension Plan

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Other Provinces may Join in the Plan to Give it National Significance  May 2, 2014: The Ontario government announced in yesterday’s budget that it will create a province wide pension plan to allow Ontarians to supplement their retirement savings. The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is based on the CPP and has many of the same features as the national plan. … Read more

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