Bad Idea

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 7, 2014

Bad Idea #11 – Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

Regular readers of my commentary will know that I am absolutely against the idea of our Federal and Provincial Governments expanding the Canada Pension Plan.  I […]
December 5, 2013

Same Bad Idea – Fresh New Numbers

 I received in the mail yesterday a present from Jean-Claude Ménard, the Chief Actuary for the Canada Pension Plan and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of […]
October 28, 2013

Bad Idea #17 – Expanding the CPP

Bad Idea #17 – Expanding the Canada Pension Plan Expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a bad idea intended to solve a problem that I […]