Who will benefit from an expanded Canada Pension Plan Benefit? It’s not who you think

Who will benefit from an expanded Canada Pension Plan Benefit? It’s not who you think

Do we really need an expanded CPP?

Do we really need an expanded CPP?

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

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

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

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

Why we need to think twice about adopting an Australian model of pension reform

Why we need to think twice about adopting an Australian model of pension reform

In their recent “Report on Business” commentary, authors Charles Lammam and Stephen Kirchner of the Fraser Institute urge the Province of Ontario to adopt an Australian model of pension provision instead of expanding the Canada Pension Plan as proposed in the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

What do Canadians need from pension reform?

What do Canadians need from pension reform?

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).

Pros and cons of an expanded Canada Pension Plan

Pros and cons of an expanded Canada Pension Plan

The Conservative government has announced it would like to have a dialogue with Canadians about a potential expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). While this, in itself, is a purely political action — since it commits the government to nothing — it is worth looking at what the possible outcomes might be.

Government on right track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

Government on right track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

In a speech in Toronto last week, Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State for Finance, introduced details of a new “hybrid” pension plan proposed for all federal workers and other corporations under federal pension regulation. He referred to these proposed plans as Target Benefit Pension Plans.