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November 15, 2016

Ontario Pension Advisory Committees – Get Ready to Vote

The fun never stops for sponsors of Registered Pension Plans in Ontario… fresh off dealing with filing their Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures, addressing Environmental […]
November 8, 2016

Big Three Automakers shift to DC

The strike deadline for Unifor members at Ford in Canada was 11:59pm on Monday October 31, 2016.  Early Tuesday morning (Nov 1st), about 30 minutes after […]
October 31, 2016

Two Worlds Collide – Golf & Pension Investments

  Some of you may know that my main hobby away from work is golf.  I am not particularly good at the game of golf– largely […]
October 7, 2016

Quebec VRSP Deadline Looming

  Do you have employees in Quebec who do not have access to a means to save for retirement via payroll deduction?  If so, you may […]
October 7, 2016

Some Good Ideas, and One Really Bad Idea

Regular readers of this commentary will be familiar with my colleague Joe Nunes’ views on the various Bad Ideas that our governments have proposed on pension […]
September 29, 2016

The 27th Actuarial Report on the CPP – December 31, 2015

On Tuesday the newest actuarial report (the 27th) on the CPP arrived in my inbox.  It is hard to believe that it has been 2.8 years […]
September 22, 2016

Expanded CPP – What problem are we trying to solve?

I spoke Tuesday at the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists’ Annual Symposium. My topic was the expanded CPP and what it means for employees, […]
August 5, 2016

CPP Expansion – Taxpayer Loss #1

By Joe Nunes The death of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) wasn’t much of a celebration for me because even though the ORPP was definitely […]
June 21, 2016

Expanded CPP – Vancouver June 2016

    For those that missed yesterday’s news, Canada’s provincial finance ministers and federal finance minister Bill Morneau met in Vancouver to hammer out a deal […]
April 19, 2016

The ORPP: Help Wanted

  We learned in January that Saäd Rafi, former CEO of Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am Games, is our fearless leader for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan […]
April 19, 2016

ORPP Update: April 2016

  It has been a while since Ontario gave us some ORPP love, so my heart warmed when the April 14, 2016 news release about ORPP […]
April 4, 2016

Frederick J. Thompson, FCIA (1969), FSA (1969)

Saddened to hear that we have lost one of Canada’s most passionate actuaries, Fred Thompson, age 75, I wanted to add my story to the collection […]