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Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

Fewer workers today than a half-century ago have workplace pensions…and, clearly, Canadians are not filling the void with increased personal savings. Instead, they take on ever-increasing levels of debt.

Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

According to the evidence, a significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living.

Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

The best available Canadian data all have the same bottom line: without pension reform, many Canadians will experience a significant decline in standard of living at retirement.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By John Have

Having access to employer health insurance plans is a safeguard and one that should not be denied based on age.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By Dr. Robert Brown

Many health and employment policies have not kept up with the changing demographic reality.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By John Have and Robert L. Brown

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you may really need it.

Do we really need an expanded CPP Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Robert Brown

The Fraser Institute has argued recently that the federal government has failed to make a convincing case for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) expansion.

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review
By John Have and Robert L. Brown

Last week, the media carried a story about a nine-year-old boy in New Brunswick who was denied private health coverage because of his weight (at 5 foot 2 inches and 135 pounds). His family were shocked – as were many reading the story – that a child could be denied private health coverage in Canada.

The good, the bad and the unintended consequences of an expanded CPP The good, the bad and the unintended consequences of an expanded CPP
By Robert Brown

Amazingly, eight of ten provincial finance ministers and the federal government have agreed to a modest increase in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

What do Canadians need from pension reform What do Canadians need from pension reform?
By Robert Brown

Pension reform continues to hold interest across the country, especially given the willingness of the federal Conservatives to at least talk about expanding the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).


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