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While a re-elected Liberal government may introduce some measures to protect private pension plan members, it’s unlikely to pursue super-priority similar to what was proposed by the Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party on the federal election trail, according to a pension lawyer. “I think that there may be some measures to address the […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 24, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • 09:00
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Indigenous and racialized seniors have less retirement security and higher poverty rates than white seniors in Canada, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Based on data from the 2016 census, the report found Indigenous seniors have an average income of $32,200 and a poverty rate of 21.5 per cent, […]

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Purpose Investments Inc. is introducing a new longevity pension fund, which invests 50 per cent in equities and 50 per cent in fixed income. It can be incorporated into a defined contribution plan to provide plan members with an in-plan decumulation option, says Pat Leo, vice-president of retirement solutions at Purpose Investments, noting investors can redeem […]

Should social security benefits be considered when looking at wealth inequality?

People often discuss the wealth gap between the top one per cent and the rest of the population, but measures of wealth inequality don’t consider social security retirement benefits. A new paper by Sylvain Catherine, an assistant professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Max Miller, a PhD candidate in […]

Feds Reject Retirement Eligibility Age Recommendation

Government flat out declines Liberals' economic advisory council suggested age raise.