ONTARIO CHAPTER
Committee Members

If you want to reach a member of the Ontario Central Chapter Committee via e-mail, please click the individual's email address. Or email us at  ontcentral@bellpensionersgroup.ca  To view a committee member's profile, left mouse click on his/her photo.

 

 

Chapter Chair

      Carol Ann Cole       

Vice-Chair

Natalie Wright

 

Other members of the Committee

Titus Ramkhalawansingh
Past Chair 

 

Kathy Stoddart
Co-Treasurer

 

Jim Fikis
Co-Treasurer

 

David Milne
Database Admin & eBlasts

 

Karen Lawson
Communications Director

 

Pam Fox
    Social Media Co-ord &  Member Contact

 

Barry Zimmermann
Web Master

 

Jim McColl
Print Co-ord & Ont. Web
Support

 

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Sharon MacIntosh
Secretary

 

Marianne Goreki
Membership Support

 

 

Kerri Murphy
Meeting Co-ordinator

 

Julie Dupuis
Membership Recruiting
& Retention  



 

Rahana Khan
Project Co-Ordinator

 

Mike Nicoloff
BU Database Admin &
BU Web Master



John Bell
Member at Large 

 

 

 

       
 

 

 


 

   


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    October 17th, 2019

    BCE congratulates George Cope and Calin Rovinescu on being named top CEOsby The Globe and Mail's Report on Business

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  • Federal Parties' Positions on Pension

    October 10th, 2019

    Federal parties’ positions on the pension security issues raised in Denis Marquis’ letter

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  • You can help!

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    New Canadian Legislation needed now to fully protect our pensions.

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  • Bell turns on wireless in Nunavut

    September 23rd, 2019

    Bell Mobility turns on wireless broadband service in all 25 Nunavut communities

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  • Bell Expands LTE-M Network Coverage In the US

    September 23rd, 2019

    Bell announced, on Sept 19, 2019, a reciprocal roaming agreement with AT&T in the United States.

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  • Class Action Suit Decision

    August 19th, 2019

    On August 13, the Ontarion Supreme Court redered a decision regarding the Class Action Suit brought against Bell regarding 2017 indexing.

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  • 2019 AGM Presentations

    May 29th, 2019

    AGM Presentations from the May 28, 2019 meeting are now available.

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  • Exclusive Offer from CARP

    May 14th, 2019

    Exclusive offer from CARP negotiated by the Canadian Federation of Pensioners replaces the previous BPG discount.

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  • 2019 Audited Financial Statement

    April 28th, 2019

    The 2019 Audited financial statement for The Bell Pensioners Group is now available.

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  • Help Wanted - BPG Board Volunteers

    March 4th, 2019

    Please step up and help us if you can!

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  • Bell's New Retirement Option

    April 9th, 2019

    On March 7th, Bell introduced a new Retirement Income option for Defined Contribution (DC) members. 

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  • New Member Recruitment Survey

    April 9th, 2019

    Our chapter recently conducted a survey of new members to determine what recruitment channels are working best. 

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  • Spreading The BPG Story At Creekbank

    March 5th, 2019

    Julie Dupuis and a group of volunteer members of the BPG Ontario Central Board were at Creekbank on March 20, 2019 to spread awareness of BPG. We had an information table at 5099 Creekbank and we also went to visit employees at 5025 Creekbank. Folks we spoke to did not initially understand what BPG is all about. Once they understood our mission, they were quick to sign up; Membership is only $20 per year to protect your pension.

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  • Bell to complete shutdown of CDMA wireless network on April 30

    April 16th, 2019

    Customers transitioning to Bell's national 4G LTE network, which now reaches more than 99% of the Canadian population.

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  • 2019 Federal Budget

    April 9th, 2019

    Did you know?

    BPG is a founding member and has a seat on the board of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP). CFP was created to give DB Pensioners a much larger voice when lobbying the government and it has been effective.

    Federal 2019 Budget

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  • The 5 W's of BPG

    April 2nd, 2019

    Take a look at the 5 W's of BPG to see why we need BPG and what we have to offer.

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  • Update - Advocacy Day is February 20th 2019

    February 17th, 2019

    Advocacy Day - Update:

    Dave Palmer and Denis Henry from BPG attended an Advocacy Day on Parliament Hill in February.  For that day, both CFP and NAFR (National Association of Federal Retirees) had brochures designed to address pension protection, and a couple of other issues near and dear to our retirees’ hearts. An example of the work we are doing with our partners.  Do you know that between CFP and NAFR they represent 2,000,000 retirees?  That’s a loud voice!  More details to follow with the President’s report at the AGM. Stay tuned!

     

    Advocacy Day - Feb 20, 2019:

    The National Association of Federal Retirees has organized an Advocacy Day for February 20th at Parliament Hill. 

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  • Cost of Living (COLA) clause increases your pension in 2019

    February 22nd, 2019

    The good news is that your 2019 pension payments reflect a full 2% increase for the COLA clause. This is calculated on the increase of the CPI for the 12 month period ending October 31.  See your Annual Pension statement for further details.

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  • Latest Update on Bell’s Pension Plan

    February 13th, 2019

    As Bell Defined Benefit pensioners, we are in a good place. Bell topped up our Pension plans increasing the solvency ratio to 99% as of December 2017 and 2018 brings another top up. 

     

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  • BPG President Patte Seaton, OC Directors and Member Interviews

    January 21st, 2019

    We at BPG are focussed on awareness and recruitment. It is important that all Defined Benefit Pension holders know that BPG is their advocate, and their voice.This year at our Ontario Central Chapter members’ meetings, we decided to ask some of our members and board volunteers along with Patte Seaton, the President of BPG, their thoughts

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    Camie discusses her experiences as a BPG member and role on the board

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    Lynn  and Wendy Discuss their reasons for Joining BPG

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  • Bell Corporate Discounts

    December 5th, 2018

    Are you booking a hotel or renting a car this holiday season? If you are then why not take advantage of a Bell Corporate Discount.

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  • UPDATE ON CLASS ACTION REGARDING 2017 PENSION INDEXATION

    July 19th, 2018

    Update

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  • Telco Community Volunteers

    May 9th, 2018

    Telco Community Volunteers

    Located in Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Scarborough and Toronto, the clubs organize various activities, including member meetings, cultural and touristic outings, and volunteerism. Info: www.telcocommunityvolunteers.com. 

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  • Understanding Your Pension ?

    April 11th, 2018

    Understanding Your Pension ?

    BPG is a volunteer organization and as such we often get questions from members about our pension plan. After much consideration our team has put together a document that details everything a member should know about their Bell pension.

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  • Help Support Bill C-384

    April 4th, 2018

    Help Support Bill C-384

    You know we have been fighting hard to ensure pensions are protected in insolvency. You don’t need to be reminded of how Nortel and Sears pensioners saw significant reductions in their pensions.

    Scott Duvall (NDP MP for Hamilton Mountain) has authored Bill C-384 which reflects BPG’s position:  Any deficit in the funding of defined benefit pension plans when companies are insolvent should be classed as “super-priority” so that those deferred wages (pensions) can be fully paid out.  

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  • Facebook in the news

    March 27th, 2018

    One week ago, we launched the Ontario Facebook page with great success.  Since then, we have had 2,859 page views, 793 followers and 698 total likes which is absolutely fabulous. Two people have expressed reservations as it is their preference not to use any Social Media sites.

    In light of the recent breach and exploitation of data from Facebook, the following article and links provide information about Facebook and the various features.  Hopefully, this information would allow users to make better use of the site and also protect themselves by making informed decisions of what should and should not be posted, thereby keeping your personal information private.

     

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  • Protecting Canadians' Pensions

    March 1st, 2018

     

    Protecting Canadians’ Pensions

    In the budget presented on Feb 27th 2018 the Minister of finance promised to obtain feedback

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  • Managing your Drug Costs

    April 13th, 2017

    Most people simply take their prescription to their usual pharmacy without much thought about the various charges assuming that they are all similar. However now......

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  • Why Become a Member of the Bell Pensioners Group?

    February 2nd, 2017

    In an effort to expand our membership we need every member to help us explain our position to other potential members. The following was created to help all members in this regard.

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