Pension Research

(Oct. 2, 2015) It’s no secret that Canada is a country with an aging population. In fact, recent reports put numbers to that, showing there are now more people in Canada 65 and older than 15 and younger.| The greying of the country has serious policy implications, writes Chris Hanney for the Globe and Mail. “As...

(Sept. 30, 2015) Adequate retirement income is an issue of importance to Canadians, but one might not think so by listening to candidates in the federal election, writes Martin Regg Cohn for the Hamilton Spectator. Although retirement income was a prominent part of the last provincial election in Ontario, resulting in...

(Sept. 29, 2015) The United Steelworkers, representing pensioners and workers, is calling for “a show of strength” to try and stop U.S. Steel from moving production out of Canada, reports CBC News. The union had hoped to rally the troops Tuesday, but now looks to Thursday when it goes to court to try and block a move...

(Sept. 16, 2015) The fight for their pensions continues for unionized workers at steel plants in Hamilton and Nanticoke, writes Steve Arnold for the Hamilton Spectator. The workers, through their union, are seeking to overturn a court ruling that denied “their bid to put their claims for pensions ahead of U.S. Steel...

(Sept. 14, 2015) There may be light at the end of the tunnel for steelworkers, retired steelworkers, and taxpayers, writes Steve Arnold for the Hamilton Spectator. Arnold reports that the Ontario government met with a potential buyer of steel plants in Hamilton the Nanticoke, once owned by Stelco and now owned by...

(Sept. 14, 2015) Retirees from Wisconsin are headed to Washington to speak up about their concerns over their pensions, writes Sandra Torres for www.cbs58.com. They will be challenging a law which, many retirees and unions worry, could put pension promises at risk.  The concerns began in December, after congress...

(Sept. 2, 2015) Slow economic growth and a tight employment market are causing cross-generational problems as adult children turn to their parents for support, reports The Globe and Mail. According to a CIBC poll, nearly 66 per cent of parents of adult children are feeling the financial pinch of supporting their...