Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

March 25, 2010 09:35 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Labour Groups Convene Pension Summit in Toronto

Most Canadians not saving enough for retirement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - The Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour will convene a one-day pension summit in Toronto on Saturday, March 27 to hold an open debate on solutions to the pension crisis in Canada.

Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress and Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, are among the featured speakers. Guest panelists will include: Keith Ambachtscheer, of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management; Susan Eng, of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons; Bernard Dussault, former chief actuary of the Canada Pension Plan; Catherine Swift, of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Wayne Arthurs, MPP and parliamentary assistant to the Ontario minister of finance; and Diane Urquart, a well-known independent financial analyst. Globe and Mail reporter Jacquie McNish will moderate a panel in which Ontario workers will talk of their recent challenges regarding pensions. 

The CLC and its affiliated unions launched a national campaign in 2009 to promote pension reform. The labour movement believes that an enhanced Canada Pension Plan must be the cornerstone of retirement security.

EVENT: OFL-CLC Pension Summit
DATE: Saturday, March 27, 2010
  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Park Hyatt Hotel, Queen's Park Ballroom,
  4 Avenue Road, Toronto

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