In June of 2016, the Liberal government announced reforms to Canada’s retirement income system. At the heart of the plan was a commitment to increase the benefits provided by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). While this might seem like an unquestionable win for Canadians’ chequebooks, a new IRPP study finds that Canadians are not likely to benefit as much as they’d think from the reforms.

Bob Baldwin is an Ottawa-based consultant and co-author, with Richard Shillington, of the new IRPP study Unfinished Business: Pension Reform in Canada. He stopped by the podcast to explain why the reform falls short of its goals and how the government can address the issue.

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Bob Baldwin
Bob Baldwin is an Ottawa-based consultant who has worked on pension policy and pension management issues for more than 35 years. He has been an adviser to governments and to individual pension plans, has written many research papers on the topic and is a frequent conference speaker.