pension reform

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

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CARP in the News, CPP: Time to Act, News, Your Finances

Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

Need to Know: Your Essential Guide to the Ontario Election

The June 12, 2014 Ontario election is an opportunity for voters to choose between competing visions of where Ontario stands and where it should be heading. For older Ontarians, there’s a lot on offer. All three major parties are campaigning for senior votes on platforms that include proposals for improving comprehensive chronic care, homecare access standards, a provincial pension plan, … Read more

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CARP’s Ontario Election Briefer: Party Platform Comparison for our Issues

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All three major provincial parties are actively campaigning for older voters. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – older people vote at much higher rates than any other demographic and are consistently informed on the issues. CARP members can take some credit for making politicians and election campaigns pay attention. CARP works hard during and between election cycles to make … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, Top Stories, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

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MEDIA ADVISORY May 29, 2014   What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where: AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]              70 Jefferson Avenue              Parking – buzz … Read more

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CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

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MEDIA ADVISORY [Hold the date]   May 27, 2014 CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where:AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]             70 Jefferson Avenue     … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases

CARP Debate – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back

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              Join us on Friday, May 30th, 2014 for the CARP Debate on Goldhawk Fights Back as representatives from the Liberal, PC, and NDP parties will address the issues that particularly resonate with CARP members, including health, retirement security, and jobs. Debate will start at 11:00AM – 1:00PM. We will welcome call-in questions from listeners, … Read more

Posted in Advocacy

Susan Eng Participating in HOOPP Video Series to Promote Retirement Security

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Video – CARP featured on HOOPP’s Defined Benefit Advocacy Retirement security has become a common concern, and across the country, pension plans are undergoing changes. In March, CARP was at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) We’re All Invested event, where over 160 government, healthcare, media, and other key stakeholders gathered. A thought-provoking panel discussion was held on the … Read more

Posted in CPP: Time to Act, Your Finances

CARP’s Targeted Benefits Pension Poll Report

CARP’s Targeted Benefits Pension Poll Report

Key Findings May 16, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members have pensions, two thirds are DB plans and just less than half public sector DB plans. The minority agree the proposed Target Benefit Plans (TBPs) are a good idea, and half think they are not, mainly because employers will convert existing DB plans or because no one will offer … Read more

Posted in 2013 CARP Poll Reports, CPP: Time to Act, Your Finances

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

Posted in Advocacy, Your Health

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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