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Pension Reform and the Federal Election 2011

On April’s Fools day there was a skit on CBC radio with Mary Walsh (actress, comedian and social activist) as the host who announced the formation of a new political party. Venerable and well-known Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent had the … Continue reading

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OAS Benefit – Are pensioners better off with indexation or tax reduction?

The most recent quarterly revision of OAS and GIS benefits means that pensioners will receive an increase of 0.3 percent per month this quarter. According to the HRSDC publication Just the Facts – Pensions, Benefits and Seniors: Old Age Security benefits, … Continue reading

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PENSION INDEXATION – is the current method adequate?

By Goudu Kassa, Guest Contributor “A Dollar Today is Worth More Than a Dollar Tomorrow”… how many times have we heard this expression? From the perspective of today’s pensioners this expression has taken on a greater sense of urgency. Pensioners … Continue reading

Posted in Baby boomers, Basket of goods, Canada Pension Plan, Consumer Price Index, Financial industry, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Immigration policy, Old Age Security, Pension Indexation, Pension Reform, Pensioners, Seniors demographic, Statistics Canada | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments