The Third Rail: More Pension Dialogue

Examining our current construct around pensions is not unique to Canada. However recent federal and provincial conversations have heated up the debate about pension reform in this country and will likely become one of the top issues in elections upcoming in the next year or two.

In the Planet Longevity Blog Pension Tension (Feb.16),  Marie Howes offered her commentary and Book Review of The Third Rail by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish (2013). How timely this is now we’re in the lead up to income tax season; and next to the Winter Olympics, everywhere we’ve turned in the last few weeks the advertising for financial planning products with the push for retirement savings contributions and debt management services has filled up media space.

The Third Rail is a must read for all Canadians. To stimulate your thinking on the subject of pensions and perhaps contribute to the dialogue read these links.

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/01/28/ontario-government-taps-more-big-names-to-push-pension-reform/

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/consultations/pension/oris.html

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/resources-pension-reform-and-old-age-security

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/pensions

Mark Venning

 

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