plan design

August 27, 2018

CAAT DBplus – A Step in the Right Direction

There is an interesting development in the Canadian pension landscape that has the potential to be a real game changer.  Earlier this year, the CAAT Pension […]
January 17, 2017

De-risking in 2017

The last decade has seen much written and discussed about de-risking and in fact as I look back I started seeing this discussion emerge twenty years […]
January 3, 2017

It’s January 3, 2017 – let’s start the year off with some good news

With 2016 now in the past, it is time for pension plan sponsors to take stock and plan for 2017. Solvency position at December 31, 2016 […]
December 1, 2016

Taking responsibility – Saving for retirement in a DC world

    I have been so busy writing about government fantasies that I have fallen behind on writing about the pension arrangements that now cover most […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]