retirement income

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Advertisements mislead Canadians about the CPP investment board

The bulk of current contributions fund the benefits to current retirees.


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The program is designed so Canadians who die early in life subsidize those who live longer.

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The evidence does not support claims of a widespread retirement savings problem in Canada.


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CPP expansion will mean several thousands of dollars more in annual contributions from working Canadians.


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Canadians born in 1971 or after can now expect to receive a meagre rate of return from their CPP contributions of between 2.3 per cent and 2.5 per cent (depending on their specific year of birth).


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Most Canadians are adequately prepared for retirement, making CPP expansion largely unnecessary.


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A narrow focus on pension assets overlooks non-pension assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate and other investments.


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In 2014, savings in non-pension assets totalled $9.5 trillion, dwarfing the $3.3 trillion assets in the formal pension system.


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On Monday, Canada’s finance ministers announced an “agreement in principle” to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), which will force Canadians to contribute more to the program.


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Canadians may be forced to contribute up to an extra $3,250 more to the CPP each year.