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  • angela
    June 20, 2011 - 14:28

    Interesting article

  • JT
    June 20, 2011 - 14:19

    This is yet another one of those cuts (ie. death by a thousand cuts) for the middle class. The rich want more and they want it from us.

  • Tom
    June 20, 2011 - 09:16

    Thank you for actually writing a fair article about this issue that was about the issue and not full of spin.I think this is the first one Ive see they really grasps what is going on with the pension issues across the country and how corporations are trying to weasel out of their obligations. Obligations they agreed too and that employees have kept their end of. Had they not been allowed to skim profits, or defer pension payments, when the pensions were making money in the markets, we would never be in this problem now of pensions showing deficits. Or at the very least the problem wouldn't be nearly as bad.

  • JM
    June 18, 2011 - 17:54

    Oh yes it makes much more sense to pass-off the risk/cost of these pensions to taxpayers and consumers who will be required to top-up / bailout these pensions each and every time they reach a deficit position, out of their own non-guaranteed, non-indexed RRSPs/RRSPs.

  • kim
    June 18, 2011 - 09:25

    I doubt many ordinary folk are able to take care of their own pension funds. Government should be advising companies to offer defined pension benefits whereas professionals take care of the funds because when a retires funds run out they will have to take care of these people with tax payers money. Defined contributions plans were mainly used by brass whom had large bonuses and fat pay cheques to fund their pension plan and also had the money to hire a professional to oversee their pension. I don't think it is a good idea for the ordinary folk.

  • postalworker
    June 18, 2011 - 09:23

    APOC is the union for the postal workers Supervisors. I particularly enjoyed this part of their directive to their members "In addition, the Association recognizes that the clearance of the Street Letter Boxes is a requirement in order to secure and protect the mail currently within the mail stream. It appears once again that Heroes within the management ranks of the Corporation believe that YOU should be completing this task with your own personal vehicle and perform this task on your own. This stance is surprising, but unfortunately not necessarily a shock anymore to what we have come to expect from the Corporation. Even the so-called senior executives of this Corporation, who have been through similar events in the past, seem to have adopted the stunned approach which clearly lacks a degree of common sense. "