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Will Alberta NDP support an expanded CPP?

Will Alberta NDP support an expanded CPP?

In all of the media coverage of the stunning NDP win in Alberta this week, the one item that raised more questions than answers in my mind was a press release from CARP titled “Alberta Election Results make CPP increase more likely.” A new Nanos survey conducted for The Globe and Mail reveals Canadians still overwhelming support an expanded CPP which is strongly opposed by Prime Minister Stephen H... »

How to reform retirement savings

How to reform retirement savings

RRSP season may be over again for another year, but the ongoing debate about how we can modify the retirement savings system so Canadians have more money to spend in retirement is heating up again, in anticipation of the federal budget which will likely be tabled within the next few months. Recently the Globe and Mail published a series of four editorials on how the alphabet soup of tax-assisted a... »

Blockbuster Blogs: Week of March 2nd

Blockbuster Blogs: Week of March 2nd

When you read this I’ll be packing my bags to trade sand for snow again, but even after liberal applications of SPF 45, I hope my tan won’t fade for at least few days. This week I am linking to some blockbuster blogs. These are blogs that took on a life of their own as they were re-posted and referred to on weekly round ups of other bloggers. I’m pretty new at this game, but Why using my Aeroplan ... »

Should we expand OAS instead of CPP?

Should we expand OAS instead of CPP?

Recently I asked lawyer Ari Kaplan, a partner in the Pension and Benefits Group of the Toronto law firm Koskie, Minsky, L.L.P why he thinks Canada needs an enhanced Canada Pension Plan.* “Very simple. It’s currently the only universal and mandatory savings scheme in the country,” he said. “It’s portable from job to job and it covers both employees and self-employed people,” he said. In... »