alberta pension

10:09AM
Printer-friendly version
‘Fair Deal’ panel right to consider Alberta withdrawal from CPP
The CPP investment board has more than 1,800 employees, mostly in Toronto.

8:20AM
Printer-friendly version
Alberta could pull policy levers that would spread the pain
If Alberta withdrew from the CPP, the basic rate would have to rise to 10.6 per cent.

10:46AM
Printer-friendly version
Albertans contribute disproportionately to the CPP and other programs

Alberta workers accounted for 16.5 per cent of total CPP contributions while Alberta retirees consumed 10.8 per cent of CPP expenditures.


9:00AM
Printer-friendly version

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has warned Albertans that the current fiscal year’s projected surplus has turned into at least a $500 million deficit and that next year’s budget will sink deeper into red-ink territory.


2:00AM
Printer-friendly version

In Alberta, almost twice as many workers in the government sector possessed defined benefit pension plans in 2011 when compared with private sector employees. That might explain why so many government employees’ unions, from the Alberta Union of Public Employees to the United Nurses of Alberta, vociferously oppose modest pension reforms proposed by Finance Minister Doug Horner.