Showing posts with label OAS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OAS. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Steven Harper and Old Age Security (part II)

This is follow up to the post Steven Harper and Old Age Security available here.

A month has passed since Harper announced his intention to gut Old Age Security to an audience of banking elites in Davos, Switzerland.  The issue has received a great deal of discussion in the media since then,  some informative and some inane,  so maybe it is time to take stock of what we've learned.

Among the more thoughtful and informed pieces is this one by Robert Brown, a retired professor of actuarial science from the University of Waterloo and a former president of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Here he addresses claims that OAS is unsustainable:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Town Hall meeting on Old Age Security

On Sunday, February 26, Jack Harris has organized a discussion panel on OAS. Quoted from his site:

Join me, Jack Harris, your MP for St. John’s East along with fellow Members of Parliament, Ryan Cleary (St. John’s South-Mount Pearl), Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) and Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds-Dollard) for a special town hall.  Join us at the Battery Hotel (Riverhead Room) on Sunday, February 26, to discuss the importance of protecting Old Age Security.  Doors open at 2pm and the discussion will begin at 2:30pm.

The issue of Old Age Security, and the stability of the fund, has been in the media spotlight lately, with the government seeming to indicate that they will raise the age to receive OAS from 65 to 67, and that other changes are also in the works. For more background, see our earlier post "Steven Harper and Old Age Security".
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