April 22, 2016 - 5:06pm •
We are happy to invite resolutions for the upcoming PSAC Prairies Regional Women's Conference, June 11-12, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
RESOLUTIONS submission deadline is Wednesday June 1, 2016 by 12 noon (Manitoba time)
CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the text below.
February 13, 2015 - 2:38pm •
PSAC Prairies held the second webinar in our Webinar Wednesday series on February 11. The webinar, titled Retirement Revolution, outlined the current pensions landscape in Canada, including CPP, the attack on pensions and labour’s response.
February 5, 2015 - 6:11pm •
Retirement security is an issue that affects everyone. Whether you’re new to the workforce or close to retiring, have a pension or are relying on CPP, this month’s free webinar is one you won’t want to miss!
July 18, 2014 - 12:00am •
The Public Service Pension Investment Board (PSPIB) released its annual report, examining the pension fund’s performance as of March 31, 2014. It concluded that the pension plan for federal government employees posted strong returns of 16.3% for the last fiscal year. These results were much better than the benchmark policy portfolio return of 13.9 %.
July 10, 2014 - 12:00am •
The Conservative government has just finished a consultation process about their proposal to change the federal Pension Benefits Standards Act to include target benefit pension plans. They’re enthusiastic about this type of pension plan which is a good reason to pay attention.
April 29, 2014 - 12:00am •
The Conservative federal government has launched an unprecedented attack on the retirement security of all Canadians. Their proposal is to push target benefit pension plans on federally-regulated workers that have defined benefit plans.
April 11, 2014 - 12:00am •
The CD Howe Institute releases a virtually identical study every year, peddling the same misconceptions about federal pensions and public sector compensation. Federal public sector employees work hard for and make significant contributions to their pension plan – more than 10 cents on each dollar earned.
September 10, 2012 - 12:00am •
We all like to plan for our future: saving up for a family vacation, buying a new car, or retiring at the cabin. But we also need to plan to ensure our family's financial security in a situation we can't always predict –– death. Currently, only 11 per cent of the Superannuation death benefit has been applied for, a number that APSAR Prairies Regional Vice-President Frank McGregor finds unsettling.
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am •
Regional Executive Vice-President Marianne Hladun submitted the following letter to the editor in response to the Aug. 31, 2012 opinion piece by Colin Craig, Prairie director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
December 20, 2011 - 3:53pm •
Death is an uncomfortable subject to discuss at the best of times, but it’s something we must give thought to and prepare for, according to Frank McGregor, APSAR Regional Vice President, Prairies.