The Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) is an association of pensioners and employees (see Membership) from Bell and its affiliates. It is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1995 and  advocating on behalf of the more than 30,000 retirees of Bell and their beneficiaries, a third of whom are paying members. Its activities are financed solely from membership dues.

The BPG is a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners, a growing network of pensioner groups, that together represent 250,000 retired individuals across Canada.

The primary objective of the Bell Pensioners' Group is to protect the Bell Canada defined benefit pension and benefits of its members.

This is accomplished through:

  • advocating to government for improved pension legislation and regulations;
  • ongoing dialogue and formal meetings with Bell;
  • advocating within stakeholder community;
  • supporting pensioners’ representatives on the Bell corporate Pension Information Committee (PIC).

Our goal is to inform our members on current Bell pension and benefits issues and where necessary to assist them in addressing their particular problems in these areas.



  • Seniors minister position established

    July 23rd, 2018

    Prime Minister J. Trudeau appoints a Seniors Minister in his cabinet

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  • Spring 2018 President's Report

    June 20th, 2018

    Video of the President's report presented by Patte Seaton, BPG President.

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  • BCE valuation report as of 2016-12-31

    January 28th, 2018

    Many members have requested this most detailed recent report on the BCE pension plan.

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  • Voluntary pension plan contribution

    February 9th, 2017

    February 7, 2017 - BCE takes necessary measures to reinforce the solvency position of its (DB) pension plans

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  • BPG Turned 20 in 2015!

    Here is a brief retrospective of our history.

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  • Taxing our health and dental benefits

    January 16th, 2017

    January 16, 2017 - The possibility of the Federal government taxing our health and dental benefits.

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has heard us

    February 13th, 2017

    February 13, 2017 - Follow-up on employer-sponsored health and dental benefits taxable.

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  • Labour groups oppose Bill C-27

    December 20th, 2016

    December 20, 2016 - Several labour groups have received media attention recently, with strongly-worded criticisms of the proposed legislation.

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  • BPG Efforts Pay Off!

    November 21st, 2016

    November 21, 2016 - Legislation finally tabled to permit Target Benefit Plans.

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  • 2016 President’s Report

    November 21st, 2016

    November 21, 2016 - 2016 President’s Report given by Patte Seaton.

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  • "Being a DB pensioner is a Risky Business"

    May 10th, 2016

    May 9, 2016 - Bob Farmer,former President of BPG, recently published an article in the first issue of The Observer, a newsletter of the APCM - The Association of Canadian Pension Management.

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  • 2015 Financial Statements

    May 9th, 2016

    May 9, 2016 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2015 Financial Statements

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  • The BCE-Sun Life Agreement

    March 26th, 2015

    March 25, 2015 – More information on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement.

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  • Question and Answer document - The BCE-Sun Life Agreement

    March 26th, 2015

    March 25, 2015 – Check out the Question and Answer document on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment for 2019

    November 23rd, 2018

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 2% in 2019.

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  • BPG Board Meeting

    November 11th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Ottawa

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  • 2018 Board Elections

    July 2nd, 2018

    Do you know your Board members?

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  • Update

    July 11th, 2018

    Class Action Regarding 2017 Pension Indexation

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  • 2017 Financial Statements

    April 23rd, 2018

    In readiness for our AGMs (annual general meeting) of the BPG members, please consult the 2017 Financial Statements on the website.

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  • Pension Glossary

    September 4th, 2017

    Is there a pension-related term that you aren’t sure about?  Why not consult our Glossary?

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  • To better understand your pension plan

    April 13th, 2018

    With pension plans so much in the news recently, we thought some of you might have additional questions, so we prepared a short Q&A document.

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  • The BPG Board of directors

    May 8th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Montreal on April 26th & 27th 2018.

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  • CARP Proposes Federal Minister for Seniors

    June 1st, 2018

    Did you know that the Federal Government does not have a Minister dedicated to Seniors’ issues?

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  • Class action on Bell’s interpretation of the 2017 indexation

    January 18th, 2018

    A Bell pensioner has commenced a class action on behalf of all Bell defined benefit pensioners.

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    November 17th, 2017

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 1% in 2018.

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  • Your Manulife contract numbers have changed

    January 20th, 2016

    January 20, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2016 your Manulife contract numbers have changed. You should have received a new card in the mail

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  • BPG members on the PIC

    August 14th, 2015

    August 12, 2015 - Peter Dilworth, Sue Dawes (substitute), Michel Doyon and Yvan Dutrisac (substitute) are the PIC representatives for 2016-2018.

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    August 13th, 2016

    Every month you receive a payment covering your Bell pension. Have you ever wondered what backs up these payments, and what steps have been taken to make sure the payments keep coming? This article covers some of the basics of the Bell Canada defined benefit pension plan.

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    November 27th, 2010

    Read what others have to say.

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  • In Touch Newsletter

    March 18th, 2014

    The In Touch newsletter is published three times a year, in March, June and October. Do you have difficulty receiving it?

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  • Who is Eligible to Join BPG?

    September 20th, 2014

    October 3rd, 2013 - Since June, the Bell Pensioners’ Group includes pensioners from Télébec, Télébec Mobility and BCE as well as active employees from Bell/BCE companies.

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  • Help us limit our postage costs

    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - With the price of stamps going up, imagine how much it will cost to send BPG newsletters to thousands of members every year. Subscribe to our electronic distribution list to obtain your newsletters by email.

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  • Follow us on Facebook

    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - BPG now has its Facebook page to increase its visibility and, foremost, to make itself known to non-members.

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