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Ill-Defined Benefits: The Uncertain Present and Brighter Future of Employee Pensions in Canada

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  • David Laidler

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • William B.P. Robson

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

Abstract

Attempts to shore up the classic single-employer, defined-benefit pension plan are the wrong response to Canada’s occupational pension problems. While tax and regulatory changes can help, Canadians need a new approach to retirement income that will pool risks, control costs, and avoid the agency problems that have put many pension promises at risk.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 250 (June)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:250

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  1. Fernandez, Pablo, 2006. "Equity premium: Historical, expected, required and implied," IESE Research Papers, IESE Business School D/661, IESE Business School.
  2. Eric Tuer & Elizabeth Woodman, 2005. "Recent Trends in Canadian Defined-Benefit Pension Sector Investment and Risk Management," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, Bank of Canada, vol. 2005(Summer), pages 21-35.
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Cited by:
  1. Moussaly, Karim, 2010. "Participation in private retirement savings plans, 1997 to 2008," MPRA Paper 22711, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. William B.P. Robson, 2008. "Safe Harbours: Providing Protection for Canada's Money-Purchase Plan Sponsors," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 110, January.

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