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October 20, 2015

Election 2015 – The Liberals & the ORPP

As a kid, my parents stayed up into the late hours of the night to watch Federal election returns.  They were hard pressed to get me […]
August 12, 2015

The ORPP – A Bad Idea Gets Worse

  The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan – A Bad Idea Gets Worse Here is my theory:  If the picture has pretty colours it must be good […]
July 17, 2015

Showdown – Feds vs Ontario – ORPP still the same bad idea

I haven’t written about the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for a few months because we are all waiting to hear from the Province of Ontario […]
February 17, 2015

Making the ORPP Work

I have said on several occasions that I think that the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is a bad idea and is in fact a worse […]
February 17, 2015

Ready for Retirement

What is “Ready for Retirement”? If you trusted the media you would think that Canadians are obsessed with being able to afford to retire and that […]
February 2, 2015

Can it get worse?

February 2, 2015 – it took a little longer to get into work in the Tecumseh office this morning having to first dig out from about […]
December 31, 2014

Bob Dylan

When I was a kid growing up, my parents played music from the 1960s.  In some sense I was lucky that much of it was by […]
December 31, 2014

Bad Idea #11 – ORPP – Comparable Plans

    On December 17, 2014, the Ontario Government published its consultation paper on key features for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).  Basically, although the […]
August 13, 2014

Bad Idea #17 – Strike Three

In October 2013 I wrote about why expanding the CPP is a bad idea and in December 2013 I followed up with a numerically detailed commentary […]
July 28, 2014

De-risking Part II

Eighteen months ago I wrote a commentary on the subject of de-risking.  I was careful to remind clients that we do not give investment advice.  I […]
June 4, 2014

Active vs Passive Management

I regularly remind our clients that Actuarial Solutions Inc. does not give investment advice.  We don’t give investment advice for two reasons – the first is […]
May 7, 2014

Bucket List #4 – Augusta National Golf Course

  It is 6:30am on Sunday, April 13, 2014 and I am about 1,500 in line at Gate #6 at the Augusta National Golf Course.  I […]