“The CPP offers an already existing administrative structure and framework to improve retirement benefits for working Canadians at relatively low cost.”
Retirees / NUARC
(National Union Action on Retiree Concerns)
- See also Pensions and Retirement Security
“Canada does not need yet another voluntary tax-assisted retirement savings program. It needs public pensions that provide all Canadians with a basic guarantee of adequate income.”
RRSP system is one of Canada's most expensive social programs, costing the federal and provincial governments over $17 billion in foregone tax revenue
"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."
The Pension Protection Act moves pensioners to the front of the line of creditors to be paid out during bankruptcy
Many Canadians living pay cheque to pay cheque and unable to save, faced with the prospect of working longer before retirement.
The percentage of the labour force covered by a pension plan declined, from 34% in 1999 to 33% in 2009.
The CPP Fund's assets reached a record high of $148.2 billion at the end of its fiscal 2010. That surpassed a previous high of $127.7 billion in June 2008, months before the onset of the global financial downturn.
Participation of women in pension plans continues the trend upward which began in 1998.
The evidence clearly demonstrated that the government was required to and did put aside real funds to deal with its pension obligations, along with funds collected from plan members' contributions.