Modern careers are open-ended. It’s time Ottawa caught up to reality. “Freedom 55” was a catchy slogan — but did it ever reflect the real world? Statistics Canada’s answer seems to be a resounding ‘no’. In 2011, 35 per cent of Canadians aged 55 or older were working, up from 33 per cent in...READ MORE
Is CPP reform a solution in search of a problem?
The experts say a CPP boost isn’t necessary. Don’t expect that to stop the Liberals. In politics, when is a broken promise not a broken promise? When another level of government delivers it. That’s the argument Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne seems comfortable with as she contemplates scrapping her much-vaunted Ontario Retirement Pension Plan —...READ MORE
Canadians should call this pension plan scheme what it is — a shell game, not a savings plan
How much money do Canadians need for retirement? According to a new study by the Broadbent Institute, they need more than they have now. “We’re looking at a situation in our country — 10 years down the line, 15 years down the line — where millions of Canadians have very little disposable income and...READ MORE