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September 26, 2019

Pension policymakers need to play catch-up in Canada’s changing pension landscape, says a new report from C.D. Howe Institute.

In “The Quest for Sustainability in Contingent Pension Plans,” authors Barry Gros and Barbara Sanders explore the policy implications of Canada’s shift away from traditional defined-benefit pension plans towards contingent pension plans in which benefits for members depend on the financial position of the plan.

Barry Gros
Barry Gros

Barry Gros is a retired actuary and Chair, Pension Board, University of British Columbia Staff Pension Plan.

Barbara Sanders

Barbara Sanders is an associate professor of actuarial science at Simon Fraser University.