Saving Pooled Registered Pension Plans: It's Up To the Provinces
The Canadian federal government’s Bill C-25 provides for a new type of tax sheltered savings plan for Canadians called a pooled registered pension plan (PRPP). In its current form, however, the design blueprint falls short of its primary objective: to ensure that the majority of Canadians who do not have a workplace pension will have access to a well-regulated, low-cost, private sector capital accumulation plan. Provincial leadership is required to breathe life into the federal legislation, by requiring employers to offer PRPPs to employees, and provide well-thoughtout default options and an independent PRPP licensing system.
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