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Welcome to StraightTalk

You’ll hear pensions discussed more these days than ever before. There is a lot of information available on pensions and the topic of financial planning for retirement is receiving increasing interest.

But the volume of information about pensions creates complexity. It also brings many different points of view. This section of the site is about StraightTalk. It will give you the facts about the Plan.

There are many resources aimed at different levels of interest and knowledge. So whether you know a lot or a little about the Plan this is where you can find out more.

What's New

New! Special report: Pensions make ¢ents
(October 2015)
Pensions make ˘ents

Retirees from across the province talk about their favourite BC businesses and why they choose to spend their pension-income locally. Plus, read a report about how pension payments to BC public sector retirees and their beneficiaries supported $1.66 billion in provincial GDP and 31,000 jobs in the province.

Real stories: Retired members at their favourite BC businesses

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An analysis of the future economic circumstances of Canadian seniors
(February 2016)

A study from the Broadbent Institute finds that the vast majority of Canadians who have no workplace pension coverage are not saving adequately to fund their retirements.

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Value of defined benefit retirement income touches many
(February 2016)

One of the most recent studies on the overall benefits of the DB approach shows that in 2014, public sector retirees in British Columbia added $1.66 billion to the provincial GDP, and supported the growth of 31,000 jobs.

Browse more articles about defined benefit pensions in Links.
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