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2019 Ottawa Pre-Retirement Course announced for April / May

February 25th, 2019

The Ottawa Area Council of CURC has announced 2019 Pre-Retirement Course in April/May

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Canadian Health Coalition Winter 2019 Newsletter

February 16th, 2019

Read about the latest activities of the Canadian Health Coalition in their Winter 2019 newsletter.

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BC FORUM report to National Pensioners Federation affiliate leaders

February 11th, 2019

BC FORUM’s President reports on the group’s recent activities in early 2019.

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2018 London Ontario Pre-retirement Course Date

May 10th, 2018

A two-day, no-charge pre-retirement course will be held in London, Ontario in June 2018.

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Ethics commissioner to examine Morneau’s pension role

November 10th, 2017

The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner will examine whether Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s role in supporting a bill on pensions violated the conflict-of-interest law, according to the CBC.

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NDP MP introduces bill to give workers more protection in corporate bankruptcies

November 8th, 2017

New Democrat Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that would give workers higher payment priority when their company goes bankrupt.

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Submission on Bill C-27, an Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act

June 1st, 2017

CURC is strongly supportive of increasing the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) to 50% of the average wage: CPP/QPP covers all workers and thus has a large contribution base to draw on, making it more efficient to administer.

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Re-defining your pension rights in favour of corporate profits

May 16th, 2017

In 2014, under Harper, it was about replacing defined benefit pension plans with defined ‘contribution’ plans. Today, under Trudeau, it is about replacing defined benefit pension plans with ‘target’ benefit plans. It’s more than semantics. This proposed change could have a retroactive impact on present pensioners’ benefits.

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CURC compliments government on budget measures, but seeks improvements

April 6th, 2016

Text of a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau

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CURC marches for pensioners in Hamilton

April 6th, 2016

CURC joined members of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) in a Jan. 30 march to protest the decision to attack the benefits and pensions of workers at US Steel (formerly Stelco).

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