Posted: Thursday, 4 August 2011
You know that Labour Day is drawing near when the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) launches another of its annual strategically-timed attacks on working men and women. Dan Kelly, a CFIB vice-president, has written an Opinion Editorial publ… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 7 July 2011
Keith Horner, a former senior economist with the federal Department of Finance, has produced a study in which he says improving benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pensions Plans is the best option for ensuring retirement security for Canadians. The report… Read More
Posted: Monday, 4 July 2011
On July 4, columnist Brian Jones wrote in The Telegram (St. John’s) that unions are “lagging” when it comes to advocating for improvements to the Canada Pension Plan. That is not true and CLC President Ken Georgetti wrote to the newspaper to set the r… Read More
Posted: Friday, 29 April 2011
In an Opinion Editorial sent to several newspapers, CLC President Ken Georgetti says that the Conservative government has betrayed Canadians by backing away from promises to expand the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans. He criticizes the Conservatives for swi… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 12 April 2011
CLC President Ken Georgetti responded to a column in the Winnipeg Free Press by an employee of the Fraser Institute who claimed that the Canada Pension Plan has higher management expenses than has been stated by the CLC.
As published in the Winnipeg Fre… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Fewer and fewer workers are covered by employer pension plans, and individual RRSPs have failed to fill the gap. Left completely on their own, people have saved too little for retirement and far too much of what they do manage to save is swallowed up by the… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 1 March 2011
CLC President Ken Georgetti sent a letter to The Globe and Mail newspaper on March 1 regarding a column in which Globe writer Margaret Wente said that it would be a good idea if the draconian union busting practices in Wisconsin were to be copied north of t… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 6 January 2011
CLC President Ken Georgetti has published a guest column for the January-February 2011 issue of The Costco Connection, a magazine that is distributed to Costco members in Canada. The topic was whether the retirement age should be raised before people can co… Read More
Posted: Tuesday, 21 December 2010
On December 16, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who had previously supported enhancing the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, proposed instead a privately administered option called Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). The CLC is opposed to PRPPs, as CLC P… Read More
Posted: Thursday, 16 December 2010
By Ken Georgetti. As published in the Toronto Star, December 16, 2010.
Canadians are increasingly nervous about their retirement security - and with good reason.
Fully 60 per cent of workers have no workplace pension, while one-third of Canadians between… Read More