Sunday, September 11, 2016
Pension 360 Blog
There is a great deal of interest in Canada in the expansion, or non expansion of the Canada Pension Plan. The Fraser Institute has put out a few press releases that claim that an increase in the contributions to the Canada Pension Plan, would not benefit seniors. The people who would not benefit are those who did not contribute to the plan and those who are collecting the Guaranteed Income Supplement (under current rules, increases in income are subtracted from the Income supplement).
I found a blog post at Pension 360 that offers a counter argument to the Fraser Institute. The mainstream media has offered up the Fraser Institutes report as "truth" but have not looked at other views. The post
Another Shot Against Expanding the CPP? was written by by who is
I would recommend The Pension 360 blog because it is a comprehensive online resource for data, news, trends and analysis on public pension plans both in the US and Canada. They focus on State and municipal systems. They serve those with an interest in public pension funds: executive staff, pensioners, academics, trustees, actuaries, journalists and concerned citizens. With all the noise, confusion and conflict surrounding pensions, their goal is to provide the facts, consolidate the commentary, and dispel the myths.