RRSPs haven't delivered, private pensions are increasingly rare, and the growing consensus among leaders is that it is time for Canada to reinvent its deal with retirees. In advance of the Dec. 17 Whitehorse pension reform summit gathering provincial and federal finance ministers, The Tyee lays out what's wrong with the current system, and ideas to fix it.
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Too many personal plans are coming up way short. The push is on to reinvent Canada's deal with retirees.
Plan's backers, including labour, see a safe, easy way to change the retirement horizon for younger Canadians.
UT prof Keith Ambachtsheer crafted idea for safer, voluntary alternative to RRSPs.
Key MP says need is urgent, expresses concerns about labour's idea to double CPP.
Labour, BC Liberals, others jostle to put forth new retirement plans.
Expect more strikes and other battles over pensions if ministers can't craft real reform in Whitehorse this week.
Lead Tory at pension summit says system has 'gaps' but offers no clear path on reforms.