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The Pension Tangle: Achieving Greater Uniformity of Pension Legislation and Regulation in Canada

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  • Gretchen Van Riesen

    (GVR Consulting)

Abstract

Canada’s maze of differing pension regulations by province and territory discourages the creation of national, single-employer pension plans. Four options for reform – and greater harmonization – should be on the table.

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  • Gretchen Van Riesen, 2009. "The Pension Tangle: Achieving Greater Uniformity of Pension Legislation and Regulation in Canada," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 294, August.
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    Keywords

    Pension Papers; single-employer pension plans; employer-sponsored pension plans; pension legislation;

    JEL classification:

    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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