From the Pension Experts

What do trade negotiations and subsequent agreements mean to employee pensions, wages, jobs and benefits? Plenty, either positive or negative depending on the inclusion or exclusion of items like labour and environmental provisions. In the absence of such measures trading partners with poor labour and environmental...

They are known as Maple Revolutionaries, efficient and effective providers of adequate retirement income. And the successes of these Canadian pension plans is garnering attention around the globe. Recently in Washington, American policymakers and other retirement stakeholders joined their Canadian counterparts at a...

When Louis Malfaro, president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT), ponders a future without access to adequate retirement income, it’s not a promising picture he imagines. “If you wind the clock back 75 years, the majority of old people lived in poverty. That’s what we are going to head back to...

While the looming crisis of inadequate retirement income threatens to increase senior poverty across society, women, particularly single women, are among the most vulnerable according to a new report from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). In the second part of a series of articles to “deepen the...

Recycling boxes of different hues are ubiquitous across Canada, but they didn’t arrive overnight. Rather, their use evolved as residents became more attuned to environmental sensibilities. Much the same can be said about the ‘green’ evolution of office development in urban centres, reaching the point where...

Bob Dylan once sang about the need to get close to the teacher “if you want to learn anything,” presumedly advising his listeners that proximity to the subject is key for lessons learned. So when James Davis, OPTrust’s Chief Investment Officer, talks about getting close to the coalface of the market, he’s...

With a successful merger in the books, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) pension plan is eager to begin a new chapter in its provision of adequate retirement income. The introduction of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) pension plan into the CAAT fund received provincial approval last December, from the...