9 03, 2015

Why this Ontario pension plan can afford to boost its benefits

2015-03-09T23:58:51-07:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: , , |

Ontario’s nurses, social workers, lab technicians and other hospital staff have a lot of reasons to smile today. At a time when most pension plans are cutting benefits, their Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) has just increased inflation protection for its 295,000 members. Instead of covering 75 per cent of the annual increases in the cost of living, HOOPP is raising the bar to 100 per cent. […]

28 03, 2014

Ontario Pension Plan may pay political dividends: Cohn

2014-03-28T17:39:04-07:00March 28th, 2014|Categories: Pension Reform|Tags: , , |

Beyond the usual rhetoric, a most unusual platform is taking shape in the Liberal campaign shop. Ahead of a possible spring election, Premier Kathleen Wynne has seized on a sleeper issue for her political revival: Pension reform. Improbably, pensions now dominate her political speeches. Her strongest attack lines have targeted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for blocking Canada Pension Plan improvements. “If you (Harper) won’t lead the way, then get out of the way,” she told cheering Liberals at a weekend [...]

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