2019 | Issue 2
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A CURATED SELECTION OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS FOR THE RETIREMENT INCOME INDUSTRY.

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Frederick Vettese

Former Chief Actuary at Morneau Shepell

In spite of low coverage rates in workplace pension plans, most Canadians who have retired in recent years have fared better than you would expect. Poverty rates among seniors are low while satisfaction with retired life is high. Unfortunately, this halcyon period might be coming to an end.



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LAWS & REGULATIONS

FEDERAL

A collection of postings from the federal government, CAPSA, OSFI and the CRA over the last several months.

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PROVINCIAL

Numerous postings from provincial governments and their respective agencies across the country.

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