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Hot Topic: Provinces and the CPP

Since Canada’s finance ministers failed to reach an agreement to enhance the Canada Pension Plan, Ontario says it will forge ahead with increasing pension contributions on its own. Carleton experts are available to discuss this plan and issues surrounding the CPP.

Allan Moscovitch
Professor, School of Social Work
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8918
Email: Allan_Moscovitch@carleton.ca

Moscovitch has worked as a policy analyst and research director for municipal, provincial and federal governments. In the 1990s he held an Ontario cabinet appointment as advisor to the Minister of Community and Social Services on social assistance reform and prepared a background study for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He has prepared and presented briefs on a range of social policy issues to House of Commons committees on social policy issues, to Ontario and Quebec legislative committees and to municipal committees. In the last decade, he has worked with and on behalf of a range of national and local non-profit organizations providing social services.

Ian Lee
Assistant professor, Sprott School of Business
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2375
Email: ian_lee@carleton.ca

Lee earned his PhD in public policy at Carleton in 1989. He has appeared multiple times before the House of Commons Finance and Senate Banking committees.  He has been in every Government of Canada budget lockup since 2008.   He attended pre-budget consultations with the Minister of Finance in 2009 and 2011.

Lee authored a seminal article on the Chretien-Martin downsizing of the public service in the 1996 How Ottawa Spends, called Pink Slips and Running Shoes.  He authored a similar piece on the Harper government downsizing of the public service in the 2013 How Ottawa Spends.  He authored an article analyzing corporate income tax reductions and the 2011 federal election in 2012 How Ottawa Spends.  He has an article forthcoming on the evolution of the PBO in 2014 How Ottawa Spends.

His most recent Op-Ed on CPP was published in the Globe and Mail with Philip Cross, Ignore the scare tactics – Canadians can afford retirement, Aug. 27, 2013. On May 14, 2013, he published an Op-Ed with Vijay Jog, in the Financial Post, No pension savings crisis – Canadians have over $7 trillion net worth.

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Carleton University
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