Ottawa’s pooled-pension proposal gets thumbs-down

Monday, August 27th, 2012

23 August 2012
Ottawa’s proposed new pension system is little more than the existing RRSP program with a new label, and could actually be a worse option for low-income earners, according to a new analysis by the C.D. Howe Institute… the program needs provincial buy-in to be introduced across the country… Ontario said earlier this year it has concerns about the program and believes a better option might be to expand existing Canada Pension Plan coverage.

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Corporate giving coming with more strings attached

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Oct. 29, 2011
Canadian charities are in a double bind: As donations from the business community decline, the biggest corporations are also becoming more strategic about their giving. Faced with an ever-increasing swell of requests, companies have raised the bar for funding in recent years by focusing on causes that are linked to their business goals or the promotion of their brands. Many would rather sponsor specific projects than write a cheque to pay for a charity’s general operations.

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Ontario report calls for boost to pensions

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Oct. 29, 2010
The province issued a consultation paper Friday, asking for public input on proposals to improve pensions for Ontarians as part of a national initiative… current rules only allow pension plans to be offered by an employer to an employee. This limits options for people who are self-employed or who work for small companies that cannot afford to offer a pension plan. The report asks for input on proposals to allow financial institutions to offer pension plans with participation from multiple employers, allowing more companies to offer retirement benefits to workers and reducing administration costs by creating large pools of funds.

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