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  • Mike
    April 06, 2014 - 12:06

    Nice article Randy, but I thought you missed an important point. Tom Marshall has been our finance minister for seven of the past nine years. He identified this as a potential crisis back in 2009 and did nothing. He sat on his butt and watched the pension crisis grow out of control. His legacy will be the soft-spoken politician that accomplished nothing! Of course all the tories, including Mr. Marshall, will want credit for everything good that the oil gave us.

  • Paul
    April 05, 2014 - 09:32

    as I understand it, the pension fund is under funded because it was spent for decades like general revenue for the benefit of everyone in NL. so it only stands to reason, and all concept of fairness, to pay it back from the general revenue. Why make public servants pay it back with reduced benefits or increased premiums? doing that will make us pay for those roads, schools and hospitals twice while the rest of the people get a pass. if it comes from GR, we all pay for it,...which is only fair since we all benefited from it.

  • Check it out
    April 05, 2014 - 08:39

    Before Coleman promises to fix it, he should take a closer look. A few days ago there was a story on the pension liability and there were different opinions as to what it is. Some think it is what is owed now. Another opinion is that is what it is owed 30-35 years down the road and includes severance and health benefits. Govt doesn't say what it is. $7.3 B is a big number. How many pensioners are there? How could they be owed that much? If the number includes money that won't be paid for another 30 years, not sure if that is relevent. The plan is in trouble but I don't think it is as bad as govt says it is. Somebody please explain?????

  • Charles
    April 05, 2014 - 06:20

    Laughable, The fix is in, no more then the fix was in concerning the Liberals leadership race, Has for Mr Coleman he going to do no more concerning unfunded pension then the rest, just more talk, hoping to buy the voters vote, Has for Bill Barry he only in this race about one thing, He scare about what about to take place concerning the fishery. Randy did you take notice to Dwight Ball and Cathy Bennett talking about jobs creation concerning our people. My question to Dwight, where have you been the past three years. Has for Cathy Bennett great supporter of the foreign workers policy, Yes sir you can say we have a fine crowd to chose from.