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CPPR AGM 2018

Association of British Columbia college Pension Plan Retirees (CPPR)
 
Notice of Annual General Meeting Tuesday 16 October 2018 11:30 am at Cypress Room—Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 771 West Broadway, Vancouver
 
Guest Speaker: Jared Fu, CEBS, Account Manager,  Green Shield Canada -Lunch Provided
 
All Members of the Association are invited to attend. Bring a retired colleague with you. Memberships will be available at the door and new members will be entitled to vote

Full Information & Formal Notice (pdf)

 

Governance lessons from B.C.’s public sector pension plans

While retirement income security is top of mind for many Canadians, British Columbia’s public sector pension plans are noteworthy models that can be emulated by sponsors seeking plan design solutions, particularly when it comes to governance. Some other Canadian jurisdictions have introduced, or are in the process of developing, pension governance models similar to British Columbia, but none is as comprehensive and applicable to all public sector pension plans......
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Interested in the future of the Canada Pension Plan

head of the investment arm of the Canadian Pension Plan, Mark Machin discussed the “confidence deficit” affecting this country – specifically, the fact that, according to a recent CPPIB study, 64% of Canadians believe the Canada Pension Plan will not be there for them when they reach retirement.click on the link below

https://www.wealthprofessional.ca/the-frontline/putting-a-plan-into-action-240484.aspx

 

Pharmacare town Hall Tour

If you are interested in attending a Town Hall Meeting on a National Pharmacare program click on the link below

http://www.aplanforeveryone.ca/events

 

BC Healthcare Coalition’s recommendations

To See the BC Healthcare Coalition’s recommendations on Medical Service Plan Premiums and have your say, click on the following link: https://www.bchealthcoalition.ca/what-you-can-do/fair-solution-replacing-msp-revenue

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Important notices regarding proposed federal pension amendments, Bill C-27

Please read these two posts which describe a bill going into second reading which proposes to amend the Pension Benefit Standards Act of 1985 for federally regulated pensions. As the backgrounder describes, it could convert “…non-guaranteed, conditional pension benefits.” While our pensions are provincially mandated, as the notices point out, “…if passed, it will form a foothold to start weakening all provincially regulated pension plans.” This is important legislation as the notices describe very clearly.


This will be a topic at  our AGM meeting, Nov 15, 2017

 

Bill C-27: Backgrounder(pdf)

 

 

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