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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 […]
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 […]