Pension Riots Brewing in Canada? – December 8, 2010
"Are you saving $14,180 a year for your pension? That is how much you would have needed to save – every year for the last 35 years – to pay yourself a pension equal to that of a federal public servant retiring today. That’s a lot of money and precisely why taxpayers are on the hook for an unfunded federal pension liability of $208 billion, according to a recent C.D. Howe Institute report."
NO Second Class Citizens – June 26, 2009
When you look not at the goals of the welfare state, but its actual performance, the results are depressing. In the last 80 years we have grown far wealthier than we once were. Yet today, there are more who receive welfare than ever before.
Canada: The New Switzerland? – February 17, 2009
Canada is increasingly seen as a country with a safer banking system and a steadier hand on the till. The latest international observer to notice this is the foreign affairs editor of Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria.
Value Killers at the CPPIB – April 3, 2007
We've Got Pension Tension – January 24, 2007
Will government-funded plans be there when we need 'em? Many of us don't think so . . .
Depoliticized pensions – March 16, 2005
Citizens have more secure retirements when they have more say in their pension investments and government stays out of the way.
Public Pension Folly – January 5, 1998
Canadians should not be held accountable for the government's spending, by contributing more to the Canadian Pension Plan. It is clear based on the downfalls of central planning that what Canada needs are private pension plans.
CPP's False Alternatives – October 6, 1997
It should be noted that the best, most effective reform for the CPP would be to have a privately-owned pension system.
When People Control Their State Pension – July 21, 1997
Canada should consider privatizing its struggling state pension edifice, something that Mexico has recently done.