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Hundreds of Albertans turned out for a meeting in Edmonton last week to hear officials from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board discuss the state of the national retirement plan, while acknowledging Alberta’s ongoing discussion about leaving it, according to reporting by the Edmonton Journal. The meeting attracted a crowd of about 400 people, during […]

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  • April 30, 2024 April 29, 2024
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In its 2024-25 annual plan, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is focusing on assessing and mitigating systemic and high-priority risks in the province’s defined benefit pension plan sector. The regulatory body will review and enhance its supervisory framework to strengthen supervision of large public sector pension plans, ensuring its plan amendments and surplus […]

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Just a fifth (22 per cent) of Albertans say they support the province’s plan to leave the Canada Pension Plan in favour of a provincial plan, down from 27 per cent last October, according to a new survey by Leger Marketing Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Albertans, found while 40 per cent […]

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  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
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Ontario civil servants are questioning the methodology used in a report that determined how much money Alberta could extract from the Canada Pension Plan if the province were to leave the CPP and launch its own plan, according to reporting by the Edmonton Journal. In a series of briefs, the Ontario Ministry of Finance outlined several inconsistencies […]

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  • January 25, 2024 January 24, 2024
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A story on how the federal government is considering ending Canada’s ’30 per cent rule’ was the most-read investment story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular investment news stories of 2023: 1. Feds consider end of ‘30% rule’ for pensions, propose EI adoption benefit: fall economic statement 2. Uptick in U.S. commercial office real estate […]

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  • December 21, 2023 December 21, 2023
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A recent development in the U.K. pension market to give British workers a ‘pot for life’ could reduce the quality of retirement plans that are already in place and create administrative challenges, says Adam Bexson, senior corporate pension consultant at Verlingue Ltd. Currently, plan members are automatically enrolled into a retirement plan chosen by their employer, […]

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  • December 20, 2023 December 19, 2023
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A survey on the retirement readiness of Canadian workers and a looming retirement crisis was the most-read pension story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular pension news stories of 2023: 1. Survey finds 44% of Canadian pre-retirees have less than $5,000 in savings 2. Ford, Unifor agreement includes significant DC pension improvements, transition to […]

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  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
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Premier Danielle Smith’s government has rejected a proposal that would have compelled it to respect the results of a referendum on whether Alberta should quit the Canada Pension Plan. On Dec. 6, the United Conservative Party’s majority government voted down an opposition amendment to Bill 2 — the Alberta Pension Protection Act — by the […]

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An article on how Desjardins Insurance is supporting employee financial wellness was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Desjardins using budget workshops, interactive game to support employee financial wellness 2. Canadian employers implementing four-day workweek note increased worker happiness, productivity: report 3. OPB appointing Darwin […]

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  • December 1, 2023 November 30, 2023
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith won’t say what happened to her government’s promise to hold face-to-face meetings with citizens in December on quitting the Canada Pension Plan. However, thousands of citizens got their say or tuned in to five recent telephone town hall consultations, she said during a house question period last week, noting nearly 100,000 […]