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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 […]
April 4, 2016

Sick Days

Last week the Globe and Mail reported “Sick Days costing Ontario school boards $1-billion a year, report says” in reference to a report from the not-for-profit […]
February 29, 2016

Super Tuesday

I have never really paid attention to politics and if you consider how often I incorrectly guess what Kathleen Wynne is going to do next, you […]
February 16, 2016

The ORPP: Small Step Backward – Small Step Forward

Today at lunch, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa spoke to the Empire Club of Canada.  The majority of the speech was an economic commentary on […]
February 9, 2016

How Much Does It Cost?

I think that all of us in society often spend too much time worrying about how much something costs and don’t spend enough time thinking about […]
February 1, 2016

ORPP – More Details – More Concerns

I wasn’t planning on writing every week about the ORPP.  But a lot happened last week and many of my readers have come to rely on […]
January 26, 2016

Employer Action – The ORPP & Comparable Plans

I have held off writing about what employers should be doing in respect of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan for two reasons:  First, leading up to […]
January 18, 2016

Powerball

I lost my dad in January 1999 shortly after we started ASI.  Luckily for me, being a work-from-home entrepreneur with no clients gave me lots of […]
January 12, 2016

The Future of TFSAs

One of my arguments against the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has been that for low-income workers, forcing them to save more in ‘registered savings’ is […]
December 31, 2015

ORPP: Cost-benefit Analysis

The ORPP: Cost-Benefit Analysis Just in time for the holidays, the Associate Minister of Finance for Ontario issued the following statement: “Today, we fulfilled our legislative […]