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This research area covers policies, including tax and other incentives or disincentives, affecting Canadians' retirement savings, assesses current developments in pension policies and regulations, and makes recommendations towards ensuring the adequacy and integrity of pensions and other income for Canadians in or approaching retirement.

Greener Pastures: Resetting the Age of Eligibility for Social Security Based on Actuarial Science
April 11, 2017 - Robert L. Brown and Shantel Aris
With retirees living longer and the working-age population remaining relatively stable, the growing demand for financial support in retirement will potentially strain social security programs,...
Bigger CPP, Bigger Risks: What “Fully Funded” Expansion Means and Doesn’t Mean
Younger Canadians are at a material risk of picking up the tab should the soon-to-be expanded Canada Pension Plan experience investment return shortfalls, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute...
The Bigger Picture: How the Fourth Pillar Impacts Retirement Preparedness
September 27, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick and Alexandre Laurin
Fourth-pillar assets significantly improve the outlook for Canadian households’ retirement readiness, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Bigger Picture: How the Fourth...
Assessing the Retirement Income Prospects of Canada’s Future Elderly: A Review of Five Studies
September 20, 2016 - Bob Baldwin
Five different studies on the level of preparedness of Canada’s future retirees have some common conclusions, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Assessing the Retirement...
The Pressing Question: Does CPP Expansion Help Low Earners?
July 13, 2016 - Kevin Milligan and Tammy Schirle
Low earners stand to gain little from an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Pressing Question: Does CPP Expansion Help Low Earners?”, authors...
How Spending Declines with Age, and the Implications for Workplace Pension Plans
June 16, 2016 - Frederick Vettese
The spending habits of retirees in Canada and other developed countries demonstrate a strong tendency for personal consumption to decline with advancing age, according to a new report from the C.D....
Ambachtsheer & Leech - Time for Innovation in Federal Government-Sponsored Workplace Pension Plans
Intelligence Memos
From: Keith Ambachtsheer and Jim Leech To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: March 14, 2017 Re: Time for Innovation in Federal Government-Sponsored Workplace Pension Plans A...
Bob Baldwin - In the “DB” Pension Plans Versus “DC” Debate, TB Plans Have Plenty of Appeal
Intelligence Memos
From: Bob Baldwin To: Legislators and Public at Large Date: December 19, 2016 Re: In the “DB” pension plans versus “DC” debate, TB plans have plenty of appeal Advocates for pure defined benefit (DB)...
It Turns out Canadians are a lot Richer than We Think: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
We have often heard that Canadians are unprepared for retirement. Low interest rates have meant low returns to saving and have accelerated the demise of defined-benefit pension plans in the private...
Une vision globale : Comment le quatrième pilier affecte la préparation à la retraite
Research
Les actifs du quatrième pilier peuvent améliorer considérablement les perspectives de préparation à la retraite des ménages canadiens, selon un nouveau rapport de l'Institut C.D. Howe. Dans «  Une...
13 Apr 2017
Apr
13
  • Inside Access: Should Canada Raise the Age of Eligibility for Social Security?
Conference Call with Robert Brown, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo; and Shantel Aris, MMath (Actuarial Science) Actuarial Analyst
Thursday, April 13, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
06 Apr 2017
Apr
06
  • Bigger CPP, Bigger Risks: What “Fully Funded” Expansion Means and Doesn’t Mean
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute; and Alex Laurin, Director of Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, April 6, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
02 Feb 2017
Feb
02
  • Inside Access: Saving and Investing as National Priorities for Canada in 2017
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, February 2, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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