May AGM 25th  Change:

Ottawa and North-East Chapter AGM on May 25th will now be virtual via a Zoom Webinar.

Click for instructions to attend Webinar: Webinar May 25 2022

 

 

CANADIAN PENSIONERS DESERVE PROTECTION - URGE YOUR MP TO SUPPORT BILL C-228

For some time now, the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP), of which BPG is a founding member, has been advocating for governments to increase pension protection. Bill C-228 is currently before Parliament and seeks to mitigate the risk of pension loss by putting pensioners closer to the front of the line when a company goes bankrupt.

All three opposition parties have similar private members' bills before the House so this is an opportunity for Parliamentarians to work together. 

We’ve all heard heart-wrenching stories from people whose pensions were reduced when companies like Nortel or Sears became insolvent. Since 1982, some 250,000 vulnerable Canadian seniors have had their pensions reduced for life. Pension protection does not require taxpayer dollars. 

CFP has created a tool which will allow you to email your MP asking them to support Bill C-228. If you wish to participate, you can simply click HERE to send your email. Thank you. 

 

LES RETRAITÉS CANADIENS MERITENT UNE PROTECTION - INCITEZ VOTRE DÉPUTÉ À SUPPORTER LE BILL C-228

 

 

May AGM 25th  Change:

Ottawa and North-East Chapter AGM on May 25th will now be virtual via a Zoom Webinar.

Click for instructions to attend Webinar: Webinar May 25 2022

 

BPG Membership Recruitment Contest

A reminder to everyone about the membership recruitment contest that is underway.

While 2022 is a free year for membership fees, any existing BPG member who successfully recruits a new member to join in 2022, will be eligible to be entered into a draw.

Any existing BPG member, who successfully recruits a new member to join in 2022, will be eligible to be entered into a draw within their chapter.

Contest will start on December 1, 2021 and finish on June 30, 2022

New members joining during the contest period will be asked to identify the name of the person that referred them to join.

Please note: The person referring the new member must be a 2021 BPG member in good standing.

Draws and Prizes:
April 2022 (participants up to end of March 2022) - $100 gift card
July 2022 (participants up to end of June 2022) - $250 gift card

Thanks to everyone in advance for your participation!

 

About Ottawa BPG

The Ottawa Chapter of the Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) serves Bell retirees and their spouses residing in Ottawa, the Ottawa valley, Northern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, and the Outaouais areas.  While some of our BPG members have moved to other parts of Canada and even abroad, we continue to provide support to these members through our regular newsletters and email.  No matter where you reside, you can reach us and we can reach you.

If you do not already receive our newsletters, please click on the tab 'Membership' and 'Application/Renewal' and follow the instructions.

While our Chapter’s annual general meetings are held in Ottawa twice a year. If you reside outside of the Ottawa area and wish to organize a local BPG satellite group, please contact the [email protected].

This website is available to BPG members who wish to announce on-going meetings such as monthly breakfast & luncheon meetings. If you are interested in adding your meeting announcement please contact the Webmaster.

 

Web Site Tour

The following is a quick tour of the frequented sections of this web site (Words in blue are linked to the appropriate web page).

Are you a member??? There are now three options when 'becoming a member' or 'renewing your membership'! Online using a credit card, by cheque through Canada post or cash/cheque at a meeting. Just click on 'Membership' and click on 'Application/Renewal' and follow the instructions for online application/renewal and 'pay by cheque' form.

To view our Chapter Committee members click 'About Us' then 'Committee'. To contact a committee member or the Chapter webmaster, click on their name on the Committee page.

The latest news  may be accessed from the menu item at the right. Archived Newsletters and Meeting Notes are both under 'Newsletters' .

The 'Meetings' has sub-menus for meeting 'Dates and Locations' as well as a 'Photo Album' of past meetings.

To contact us click on the 'Contact Us' tab for mailing address and email contact.

The table of 'Lunch & Breakfast Groups' that meet regularly is available via the gray block below. If you are part of a group which meets regularly that is not on the list, send an email to the Webmaster and your group will be added.

 

Please Note NEW WAY TO PAY DUES e-transfer. Click on Membership tab for more information

 



  • Breakfast & Lunch Groups

    May 28th, 2016

    Several groups meet regularly over a meal. We would be pleased to add your group to the list.

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2022

    December 19th, 2021

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada pensions should be 2% in 2022 for pensioners under 65 years of age and 2.82% for pensioners 65 years and over.

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  • Just another example of the value of BPG

    December 19th, 2021

    BPG's response to our members' questions on Pension Indexation court approved deductions
    being deductible as expenses

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  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE GREAT OFFERS FROM BPG…Enter name

    December 19th, 2021

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  • 1998 Indexation Issue

    December 19th, 2021

    BPG is already aware about the 1998 indexation issue on the Bell Pension Plan

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  • The Personal Insurance Rebate 2021

    October 28th, 2021

    Bell and The Personal: A partnership that delivers tangible benefits

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  • Bell's Class Action Update Oct 23, 2021

    October 23rd, 2021

    Bell will be mailing out the personalized retroactive pension indexation adjustment statements to most qualifying pensioners from October 22nd to October 25th 

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  • June 2021 Virtual AGM

    June 18th, 2021

    AGM Meeting Slides and COVID 19 Update Presentation

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  • June 2021 AGM Webinar Video

    June 3rd, 2021

    Link to the June 2021 AGM Webinar Video

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  • COVID-19 : Frauds & Scams

    September 11th, 2020

    The Ontario Securities Commission hosts the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre in a joint webinar

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  • PUBLIC MEETING - CPP Investments

    September 11th, 2020

    CPP Investments is committed to transparency and accountability

    Read more ...

  • BPG 25th Anniversary Video

    May 10th, 2020

    May 11th ( BPG’s creation), as we share this 25th Anniversary video

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  • 11 mai (date de naissance du GPB)

    May 10th, 2020

    Dès lundi le 11 mai afin de souligner la création du groupe GPB video

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  • COVID-19 vs Pensions

    March 31st, 2020

    Will the market downturn affect our pensions?????????

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  • Federal Budget fails to protect Defined Benefits

    March 25th, 2019

     The federal government pledged to take action in last year’s budget but has not lived up..............

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  • Bell Team and Retiree Vollunteer Program - 2019

    March 14th, 2019

    Bell is reaching out to Bell Retirees who volunteer in the community to share some exciting news about a new volunteer program that Bell will be launching in April and invite you to be part of this initiative.

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  • AGM Oct 24th Presentations

    October 31st, 2018

    INVESTOR PROTECTION CLINIC (IPC) slide show - who they are and what they do..

    ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION (OSC) slide show - who they are and what they do..

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  • BPG Ontario Launches a Facebook site

    April 8th, 2018

    We are launching a BPG Ontario Facebook page to offer another means for you as a group of Ontario retirees (including the National Capital Region) and active employees to rekindle friendships,

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  • Benefit Protection Bill C-384

    April 6th, 2018

    Scott Duvall's proposed Benefit Protection Bill C-384 will be presented at 'Town Hall' meetings 

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  • CFP Day of Action

    February 15th, 2018

    We don't need another Nortel or another Sears to demonstrate that changes need to be made.

    Read more ...

  • Health benefits tax off the table, Trudeau says

    February 9th, 2017

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to tax Canadians on employer-provided health benefits, a declaration that came after mounting opposition to the move.

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  • Pensions at Risk

    May 8th, 2016

    Risks that Defined Benefit Pensioners are facing:

    Read more ...

  • BEWARE OF BELL CUSTOMER SCAM

    January 26th, 2016

    One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell.

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  • WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING!!

    June 13th, 2013

    "Based on my experience,I feel that BPG is well run and effective.This is due in large part to the skilled

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  • Size matters

    May 24th, 2010

    There are about 30,000 pensioners and surviving spouses but only one third

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