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As the Chinese look to the future and ponder strategies to manage the challenges of an ageing society, including the provision of adequate retirement income, they are heeding the advice of Canadian pension experts, and the lessons of the past when Canada addressed its own retirement woes. Paul Martin was the finance...

“We have asked people to think differently about what they do and to let go of ideas that they would have held as self-evident truths, particularly in our investment activities. For us the goal is no longer to always have the highest return … our goal is to meet the obligations we have to our members, and the...

“I am just a drop in the bucket here. There are a lot of people who are in worse predicaments than I am. I have seen it. They are afraid to speak up and just make do. But they have nothing, far less than I have. “I am grateful for what I do have and for people like Jane who are striving to make it better for...

“The main goals would be to give more incentives to those people who need them the most, especially lower-income workers, and to make existing savings incentives easier to use for people. Several thoughtful proposals from progressives and conservatives exist to achieve these goals. All that is really missing is the...

“Today, it’s about one out of six, and it’s getting worse by the month. We have a huge retirement-gap problem in America. I once referred to it as the most under-reported crisis confronting America today: the lack of retirement security for so many people.” Sen. Tom Harkin Perspective is valuable in...

Perspective is valuable in figuring out how things turned out the way they did. And when it comes to the retirement crisis facing the United States and other countries, Tom Harkin’s views on the subject are well formed. When he went to Washington DC as a rookie Congressman in the mid-70s, representing Iowa’s...

Value of a Defined Benefit Pension Plan