Public Service Plans

August 6, 2019

Pension Fund Investment – Is Bigger Always Better?

Dean’s recent commentary on Apollo 11 and Target Benefit Plans started me thinking about my mission in the pension industry.  Although I couldn’t see it clearly […]
October 10, 2018

DB – Time for the Comeback

  It’s official, DB is coming back! I wasn’t sure about this until last week when revered actuary Fred Vettese declared not only were private sector […]
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 […]
June 29, 2018

School’s Out!

Last week was the end of high school for our family.  Hopefully the kids and their friends are on to bigger and better things.  Last week […]
June 26, 2017
picture of students taking an exam at school

Let’s be honest with our teachers

School is almost out for the year and our kids are looking forward to a break. If I was a teacher I would be looking forward […]
May 2, 2017
educating our children, photo of a recent high school graduate hold a sign that says senior

Educating our Children II – The demise of letter grades

Driving home from Toronto a few weeks I caught a program on CBC about the elimination of letter grades on report cards in Maple Ridge, BC.  […]
March 28, 2017

A Difference of Opinion

I have been fascinated by the dispute between the Ontario Government and the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario that has transpired regarding the treatment […]
October 31, 2016

Two Worlds Collide – Golf & Pension Investments

  Some of you may know that my main hobby away from work is golf.  I am not particularly good at the game of golf– largely […]
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 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 […]