|New Report from Broadbent Institute by Richard Shillington
An Analysis of the Economic Circumstances of Canadian Seniors shows a stark picture of inadequate savings and growing poverty, and offers a clear baseline of evidence for the government to expand the Canada Pension Plan.
As the Liberal government prepares to table its first budget, the twin challenges of ensuring adequate retirement security and reducing seniors’ poverty are coming into sharp focus.
Take a look at just a few of the staggering findings in our new report or read the Globe and Mail story:
We now know the panoply of public policies offering “voluntary” options for saving — such as RRSPs, TFSAs, group RPPs, and pooled Registered Pension Plans — are not addressing the shortcomings in declining workplace pensions and inadequate public pensions.
In the short term, the Guaranteed Income Supplement must be boosted for all seniors, not just singles. And there should be no debate that the CPP needs to be expanded! Help us spread the word by sharing this report or one of the social sharables below.