Myths and Realities of Canada’s Retirement System and the CPP Expansion

November 16, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us for lunch on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

Last year, the federal and provincial governments decided to push ahead with expansion of the Canada Pension Plan, which will begin January 2019 and phase-in over seven years. As a result, working Canadians will be forced to contribute more to the CPP with the expectation of higher benefits when they retire in return. But the arguments favouring CPP expansion are based on some incorrect (or at least, debatable) assumptions. Join Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute, as he will dispel five common myths used to argue for CPP expansion.  

Who should attend:  

  • Pension & Benefit professionals/administrators 
  • Human resource professionals
  • Investment professionals, advisors & financial planners 
  • Anyone with interest in this area
Cancellation Policy

 This session will be presented by:


Charles Lammam 
Director of Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute

Charles Lammam is Director of Fiscal Studies at the Fraser Institute. He holds an MA in public policy and a BA in economics with a minor in business administration from Simon Fraser University. Since joining the Institute, Mr. Lammam has published over 90 studies and 380 original articles on a wide range of economic policy issues including taxation, public finances, pensions, investment, income inequality, poverty, labour, entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships, and charitable giving. 

His articles have appeared in every major national and regional newspaper in Canada as well as several prominent US-based publications. Mr. Lammam’s career in public policy spans over a decade. He regularly gives presentations to various groups, comments in print media, and appears on radio and television broadcasts across the country to discuss the Institute’s research. He also frequently receives invitations to provide expert testimony for various federal and provincial government panels and committees.

In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.

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Thursday November 16, 2017        
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch                     
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions       



Fairmont Palliser Hotel                     
133 9th Avenue SW                     
Oval Room

Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                      
Future Members: $ 129                      
Table of 8: $ 699                   
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Krista Esau                     
Phone: (587) 435-2724