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2020 World Pension Summit Innovation Award

We Won Two Innovation Awards!

We’re delighted and honoured to announce that we’ve won the P&I WorldPensionSummit Innovation Award in Plan Design!   The Advantages Retirement Plan™ has received top industry nods nationally and internationally, a testament to the innovative program we’ve created in partnership with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and OMA Insurance. We collaborated with the OMA for …

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Family with masks, pandemic impacts retirement savings

The pandemic exposed the precarious economic situations of many families

So much of the effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 has been to protect some of those most at risk – people with underlying conditions. So it is appropriate that this unprecedented effort – shutting down whole swaths of the economy to combat the virus – has exposed other “underlying conditions” that threaten the …

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Home Finance

COVID-19 is wake-up call for governments on household finances

COVID-19 is not only a public health crisis. It is a crisis of household financial security. The vast economic dislocation resulting from the virus is causing very real pain and fear among Canadian families. Even before the crisis hit, Canadians were deeply concerned about their household finances. Affordability, retirement savings, and economic insecurity have ranked among …

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Aspen

Building economic security through work and wealth

Reflections on the Aspen Institute’s Economic Security Summit Last week, I had the good fortune and honour to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Economic Security Summit, a four-day gathering of 40 leaders from the private, public, and third sectors who are focused on expanding prosperity in America. This year’s Summit aimed to “reconnect work and wealth” — to link …

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House of Commons

House of Commons testimony on Canada Post’s pension

The following are remarks delivered on September 27, 2016, by Common Wealth Founding Partner Alex Mazer before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. The committee invited Alex to comment on the future of Canada Post’s pension arrangements as part of a review of the postal service currently being conducted by …

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