The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

July 20, 2015 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What Happens to Private Savings When Canadians Are Forced to Contribute More to CPP, Ontario Pension Plan? New Study Coming Tues., July 21

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 20, 2015) - On Tuesday, July 21, the Fraser Institute will release a study examining past increases to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and the effect on the private voluntary savings of Canadian households.

In light of recent calls for an expanded Canada Pension Plan and a provincial pension plan in Ontario, Compulsory Government Pensions vs. Private Savings: The Effect of Previous Expansion to the Canada Pension Plan spotlights some of the unintended hazards of an increase in forced retirement savings.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, July 21 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

Study co-author Charles Lammam will be in Toronto and available for media interviews.

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Contact Information

    For interviews with Mr. Lammam, please contact:
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238 / @FraserInstitute

    For more information:
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238 / @FraserInstitute