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  • NEW WEB SITE

    July 7th, 2009

    All browsers are not created equal!

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  • When was it created?

    December 14th, 2008

    BPG . . .

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  • Why should you join?

    December 14th, 2008

    Reasons to become a member

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  • Message from Bob Farmer, BPG’s New President

    November 27th, 2010

    Raymond Bertrand has recently stepped down from the presidency of BPG. The Board has asked Bob Farmer, previously the Chair of the Pension Committee, to become BPG president.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2011

    November 29th, 2010

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on our Bell Canada pensions should be 2% in 2011.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2012

    June 24th, 2012

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on our Bell Canada pensions should be 2% in 2012. The increase will appear on the January pension payment

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  • MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF BPG

    July 11th, 2013

    Since January 1st, I have taken over as President of the Bell Pensioners’ Group (BPG)

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  • Welcome to Télébec pensioners!

    July 11th, 2013

    Since June 6, a group of Télébec pensioners officially joined the Bell Pensioners’ Group

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  • Message from the President

    December 8th, 2013

    October 7th, 2013 - Dan McDonald, BPG’s President, presents BPG’s position on wireless competition and gives an update on the D’Amours Report.

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  • Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 28

    February 23rd, 2014

    January 16, 2014 - Join the conversation about mental health! Circle January 28 on your calendars and participate in Bell Let's Talk Day.

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  • BPG working on many fronts

    December 1st, 2014

    October 21, 2014 - President’s report on key issues BPG is working on and the highlights of the financial results for Bell’s Pension Plan for 2013.

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  • Bell Let's Talk Day is January 28

    March 26th, 2015

    January 20, 2015 – See how you can be part of this annual event.

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  • Pension Information Committee Elections

    August 13th, 2015

    July 16, 2015 - The 2016-2018 Pension Information Committee (PIC) elections are taking place this summer. Be ready to vote!

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  • BPG Board of Directors 2016 Nomination Notice

    November 29th, 2015

    September 29, 2015 - BPG members are invited to submit names of candidates interested to serve as Directors at Large for a two-year term, beginning in June 2016. Nominations forms must be received by December 31, 2015.

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  • Employee Giving Campaign runs until November 4

    December 19th, 2016

    October 20, 2016 - It’s easy to donate to your favourite charities from your Bell pension cheque.

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  • 2009 Pension Indexation

    September 16th, 2009

    Bell has issued the Annual Benefits at Retirement statement at the end of January 2009 to all pensioners. Included in this statement is the notification of the annual cost of living increase to our pensions.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2010

    November 27th, 2010

    The COLA will be 0% in 2010.

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  • Last Minute Update - Pension Regulations

    July 18th, 2011

    On June 25, Finance Canada released the final version of the proposed amendments to pension rules.

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  • BPG Writes to all Members of Parliament

    July 18th, 2011

    On January 28, 2011, the Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) sent a letter to all 305 current Members of Parliament to request their support for Bill C-501 which seeks to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other legislation to increase protection of pensions in bankruptcy situations

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2015

    July 20th, 2015

    November 21, 2014 - The Cost of Living Adjustment on our Bell Canada pensions should be 2% in 2014.

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  • Letter to Minister of Finance James Flaherty

    May 9th, 2014

    January 31, 2014 - BPG is requesting that Minister of Finance James Flaherty sends a signal in the next budget for the need to protect pensioners

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  • President's Report

    June 9th, 2015

    November 13, 2014 - A video of the most recent report of BPG's President is now available on line.

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  • BPG President’s Message

    November 29th, 2015

    July 16, 2015 - Dan Mc Donald reports on BPG’s key activities: our 20th anniversary, pensions plans, taget benefit plan and mobilization campaign, survey results and PIC elections.

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  • New health card effective January 1, 2016

    January 20th, 2016

    November 30, 2015 - As of January 1, 2016, your Manulife contract number(s) will change. As a result, you will receive a new health card in the mail in December from Manulife Financial.

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  • 2008 PIC Report Released

    September 16th, 2009

    The Bell Pension Information Committee report for 2008 is now available at the Company’s InTouch website.

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  • PIC ELECTION RESULTS

    July 18th, 2011

    Once again, Bell retirees have voted to elect their representatives on the Pension Information Committee (PIC). The election results have now been released by Bell

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  • BPG Asks the Government to Change One of the Proposed Pension Regulations

    July 18th, 2011

    On May 28th 2010, the Bell Pensioners’ Group sent its comments on the draft of the government's proposed new regulations on defined pension plans.

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  • IT'S TWICE AS NICE TO GIVE TOGETHER

    December 11th, 2011

    2011 Employee Giving Campaign - October 19 to November 18

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  • Bell Employee Giving Campaign

    November 17th, 2013

    October 28, 2013 - Bell invites its retirees to participate in the annual campaign by donating to their favourite charities. The campaign ends on November 15.

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  • Annual Employee Giving Campaign

    November 6th, 2015

    October 28, 2015 - Bell retirees are invited to participate in the annual Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign ends on November 6.

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  • Message from Pam Went

    July 7th, 2009

    BPG's outgoing president recaps the activities of the Board of Directors at the 2008 Annual General meetings

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  • Jim Murray appointed to Ontario’s Advisory Council on Pensions and Retirement Income

    July 18th, 2011

    On July 30, 2009, Ontario’s Minister of Finance announced the appointment of Jim Murray, outgoing PIC rep. for Ontario pensioners, to the new Advisory Council On Pensions And Retirement Income.

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  • BPG Supports Bill C-501

    July 18th, 2011

    On May 26th 2010, Bill C-501 passed its second reading in the House of Commons. This private member’s Bill includes measures to provide greater security to pensions in bankruptcy proceedings.

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  • BELL PENSIONERS' GROUP: ORGANIZATIONAL ADVANCES

    June 24th, 2012

    Message from the President of BPG

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  • BELL CANADA'S DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN: FINANCIAL STATUS

    June 24th, 2012

    As the 2010 Plan Valuation will not be available until later summer, the most recent information about the plan's financial status pertains to 2009.

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  • Pension Information Committee Elections

    November 14th, 2012

    The 2013-2015 Pension Information Committee (PIC) elections are taking place this summer. There are two retiree representatives to be elected. Check out who are the candidates supported by BPG.

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  • Your new health benefits card in effect July 1

    October 9th, 2013

    If you have not received your new health card by July 1, please contact Manulife Financial at 1-800-268-6195.

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  • Bell Volunteer Program – Charity and Sports

    April 1st, 2014

    November 15, 2013 - The deadline is December 15 to apply for a grant for the current year.

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  • President’s Report Video

    June 19th, 2014

    November 19, 2013 - The Ontario Chapters held fall meetings where our President Dan Mc Donald addressed the members. Check out the video that was put together by the Ottawa Chapter.

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  • Save 50 % at the FrancoFolies de Montréal

    June 23rd, 2013

    Thanks to the partnership between Bell and the FrancoFolies de Montréal, Bell retirees will get a 50% discount on regular price tickets

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  • The BPG Board for 2014-2016

    July 7th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - Learn who are the candidates recommended for the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment for 2016

    November 20th, 2015

    Statistics Canada released the Consumer Price Index data for the last twelve months.

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  • Wireless competition : Fair for Canada

    April 1st, 2014

    As part of the wireless competition campaign, Bell, Rogers and Telus have set up a website, Fair for Canada

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  • Do you know the BPG Board Members?

    July 20th, 2015

    July 7, 2014 - The BPG Board of Directors currently has 17 members, including six Chapter Chairs, in Ontario and Québec. Read the mini-CV of each Board Member.

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  • Annual Employee Giving Campaign

    November 21st, 2014

    October 21, 2014 - Bell retirees are invited to participate in the annual Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign ends on November 14.

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  • Bell Volunteer Grant Program

    August 13th, 2016

    November 30, 2015 - If you volunteer with a charity or sports club in your community, the organization you support may be eligible for a grant from Bell. You have till December 15 to apply for a grant.

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  • Message from the BPG President

    November 21st, 2016

    November 30, 2015 - Dan Mc Donald reports on BPG’s key activities: our pension plan, target benefits plans and new BPG Directors.

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  • Bell’s New Bundles

    November 23rd, 2008

    Several recent queries from BPG members seem to indicate that there is some uncertainty as to the eligibility of some of Bell’s new bundle offerings to the 35% Employee Discount Program (EDP).

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  • ENHANCING PENSION SECURITY: BPG ADVOCACY NOW AND LOOKING AHEAD

    June 24th, 2012

    Part of BPG's objectives is the protection of the pensions that have been promised to Bell Canada's retirees. To do this, we assess the risks that pensioners face, and advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that will help reduce these risks.

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2013

    July 11th, 2013

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on our Bell Canada pensions should be 1% in 2013

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  • June 2013, President’s Report

    October 7th, 2013

    Message from Dan Mc Donald on the Annual General Meetings, our recruitment efforts, the pension plan performance and the Alban D’Amours Expert Committee Report.

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  • BPG Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

    August 13th, 2016

    November 30, 2015 - Elections of the corporate Board of Directors will be held at our Annual General Meetings in spring 2016. All members in good standing are invited to submit names of candidates.

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE AT THE BPG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

    July 11th, 2010

    Raymond Bertrand reviewed the activities of the BPG at the 2009 Annual General Meetings held in Kitchener, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto.

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  • BPG EXPANDS ITS DEFINITION OF A MEMBER

    June 8th, 2013

    BPG will now accept as members pensioners from Bell Aliant and individuals with deferred pensions.

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  • BPG COMMENTS ON CAPSA PROPOSALS

    June 24th, 2012

    Bob Farmer, BPG President, says that “BPG and CFP consider pension plan governance to be of critical importance to the security of pensioners..."

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  • BPG supports Bell

    October 9th, 2013

    Bell is presently conducting an information campaign in the newspapers against American companies such as Verizon that want to enter or expand in the Canadian market.

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  • President’s Report – BPG is looking out for its members’ interests

    July 20th, 2015

    December 2, 2014 - In his last report for this year, Dan Mc Donald follows up on key issues that BPG is actively working on: federal consultation on Target Benefit Plans (TBP), provincial governments and TBP and review of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

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  • The BPG Writes to the Five Federal Political Parties

    January 12th, 2009

    On September 11th , in light of the federal election campaign, the BPG sent a letter to the five main political parties running in the election. Some parties have provided a response.

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  • Certification of Pension Entitlement

    March 18th, 2009

    Have you ever wondered how long the fund assets of Bell could continue to make pension payments into the bank account of retirees who have passed away?

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  • BCE Privatization Deal & Bell Pension Plan Funding Liabilities

    March 21st, 2009

    On November 26, BCE has issued a statement regarding the privatization transaction saying that it is ”disappointed with KPMG's preliminary view of post-transaction solvency...Should KPMG be unable to deliver a favourable opinion on December 11, 2008, however, the transaction is unlikely to proceed".

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  • BCE Privatization Deal Will NOT Proceed

    September 16th, 2009

    Both BCE and the potential buyers of BCE lead by the Ontario Teachers’ Plan have advised, on December 11, 2008 that the privatization deal will not proceed.

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  • BPG Gives its Views on the Upcoming Budget

    October 5th, 2009

    On January 7Th 2009, Raymond Bertrand, BPG’s president, wrote to Jim Flaherty, Canadian Finance Minister, to express the Group’s views concerning the status of pension funds, in the light of the nation-wide pre-budget consultation.

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  • BELL MAKES $500 MILLION SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO ITS PENSION PLAN

    December 10th, 2010

    On December 17th, Bell Canada announced that it would make a $500 million special contribution to its pension plan.

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  • UPDATE ON THE SITUATION OF THE PENSION PLAN

    July 18th, 2011

    The Pension information Committee’s annual meeting took place January 28th 2010. Bell informed our representatives of the Plan’s position in light of the past year’s events.

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  • BCE announces $750 million voluntary pension contribution

    December 11th, 2011

    The Company states it has established a “clear path towards goal of achieving a surplus position in Bell Canada's defined benefit pension plan by the end of 2014.”

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  • Message from the President

    December 1st, 2014

    December 8, 2013 – Dan Mc Donald covers various topics, such as the Chapters annual meetings, the Board changes, the pension plan and the creation of the Government Relations committee.

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  • Toronto Chapter is now Ontario Central Chapter

    July 20th, 2015

    April 1, 2014 - As of today, the Toronto Chapter becomes the Ontario Central Chapter to better reflect the membership coverage.

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  • PIC Report

    November 6th, 2015

    November 11, 2014 - The 2014 Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) Report is now online.

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  • Do you know the BPG Board Members?

    August 13th, 2016

    July 16, 2015 - The BPG Board of Directors currently has 16 members, including six Chapter Chairs, in Ontario and Québec.

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  • BPG Submits a Brief to the Nova Scotia Pension Review Panel

    January 12th, 2009

    BPG's Brief titled "Improving the Defined Benefit Pension Plan Model: Issues, Proposals and Benefits"

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  • BPG Writes to Jim Flaherty to Express our Views on Pension Funding Obligations

    January 12th, 2009

    On October 31, Raymond Bertrand, president of the Bell Pensioners’ Group, sent a letter to Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Finance minister, to express our views and to provide him with three recommendations to address the growing controversy around funding obligations of sponsors of defined benefit pension plans

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  • Minister of Finance Announces Coming Into Force of Pension Solvency Regulations

    May 8th, 2010

    Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced on June 12th the coming into force of new regulations that provide temporary solvency funding relief for federally regulated defined benefit pension plans.

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  • BPG SUPPORTS NORTEL PENSIONERS

    July 11th, 2010

    On September 17, BPG wrote to Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and to Tony Clement, Minister of Industry to convey their strong endorsement of the petition presented by Nortel Retirees.

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  • BPG WELCOMES PLANNED AMENDMENTS TO PENSION RULES

    July 18th, 2011

    On October 27, the government announced the amendments that it intends to make to the current pension rules, and noted its desire to introduce legislative changes in coming months. In many respects, the announcement corresponds closely with the recommendations put forward by BPG.

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  • BPG Provides its Views on Canada's Retirement Income System

    June 24th, 2012

    On March 24 2010, the Minister of Finance announced the launch of a consultation on Canada’s retirement income system. On April 29, BPG submitted its views in response to the consultation document published by the government.

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  • BCE announces $750 million voluntary pension contribution

    December 11th, 2012

    On December 8, BCE announced a $750 million voluntary prepayment to Bell Canada's defined benefit pension plan to reduce its future pension obligation.

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  • Improvements to the Employee Discount Plan

    October 9th, 2013

    Starting in December, virtually all account charges are eligible for the 35% discount.

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  • The Indalex Decision

    October 9th, 2013

    On Friday, February 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released the long-awaited decision on what has become known as The Indalex Case.

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  • PIC Report

    November 11th, 2014

    November 12, 2013 - The 2013 Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) report is now available online.

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  • 2013 Financial Statements

    May 2nd, 2015

    April 23, 2014 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2013 Financial Statements

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  • A New President for the Bell Pensioners’ Group

    January 12th, 2009

    BPG’s Board has chosen Raymond Bertrand, BPG’s Vice President, to succeed Pam Went

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  • PENSION PLANS UNDER STUDY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    May 8th, 2010

    The federal government is currently evaluating what changes will be made to the current pension rules. It is expected that any changes to legislation will be introduced in Parliament before the end of year.

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  • BPG CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT

    July 11th, 2010

    The Federal government is in the process of reviewing the Pension Benefits Standards Act (PBSA), which is the legislation that governs Bell Canada’s defined benefit pension plan. This is an update on the developments of the legislative review so far, and BPG’s role in that review.

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  • BPG APPEARS BEFORE THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

    June 24th, 2012

    On March 30, the BPG was invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance to present its views on, among others, the health of federally regulated pension plans and the treatment of underfunded pension plans in the event of sponsor bankruptcy.

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  • Bell Canada to make $750 million voluntary pension contribution

    October 9th, 2013

    On December 11, BCE announced plans to apply $750 million of its year-end 2012 cash balance towards a voluntary contribution to Bell Canada's defined benefit pension plan

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  • Financial Status of Bell's Defined Benefit Pension Plan – December 2012

    July 20th, 2015

    October 16,2013 - Bell has filed its Pension Plan valuation with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Services (OSFI), the pension regulator. The valuation gives a snapshot of the financial health of the plan, as of the end of December 31, 2012.

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  • Listening to your views

    August 13th, 2016

    July 16, 2015 - Thank you to all our members who took the time to provide their feedback in our survey. The key findings show highly positive results.

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  • Federal Government Announces a Tax-Free Savings Account

    December 14th, 2008

    The 2008 Federal budget announced on February 26, 2008 proposes to create a new retirement savings vehicle to be known as a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA).

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  • Security of Bell pensions during the current international financial crisis

    October 5th, 2009

    Our Bell pension plan is not immune from the impacts of the current international banking and financial crises. Regardless, our monthly pension payments are NOT directly affected...

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  • Federal Government Announces Proposals Affecting Pension Plans

    December 14th, 2009

    The Federal Minister of Finance delivered an economic update on November 27, 2008 that includes two major announcements which may impact on the Bell pension plan.

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  • BPG Writes to Michael Ignatieff

    December 26th, 2009

    Coincident with its letter to Canada’s Finance Minister, the Bell Pensioners’ Group also sent a letter to Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Interim Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada to bring to his attention BPG’s perspective on the current financial state of private pension funds and in particular the solvency of defined benefit pension plans.

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  • The Bell Pensioners’ Group Makes Recommendations To Lessen The Risk That The “Pension Promise” Will Not Be Kept

    May 8th, 2010

    On March 18, the Bell Pensioners’ Group (BPG) presented its views on pension reform at a public consultation meeting on federal regulation of private pension plans, held in Montreal. In his presentation, Raymond Bertrand, BPG's President stressed the fact that "of all the pension stakeholders, retired pension plan members are the most vulnerable, because they cannot relive their lives of employment".

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  • Are You Aware??

    May 22nd, 2009

    View a compendium if timely, informational articles gathered from the chapter web sites.

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  • BPG AND THE DEBATE ABOUT THE PENSION RULES

    July 11th, 2010

    BPG and Bell have both submitted proposals to the government about pension reform. Though we are not far apart on some issues, we have a strongly different view than Bell on others.

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  • MINISTER ANNOUNCES PENSION REFORM

    December 10th, 2010

    Important News Flash for Bell Pensioners October 27th 2009

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  • New BPG Board of Directors approved

    May 6th, 2013

    Message from our President, Bob Farmer, on the importance of volunteers for the BPG, the new Board and the upcoming Pension Information Committee elections.

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  • BPG and CFP submission to the Québec expert committee on pensions

    October 9th, 2013

    On 13 June 2012, BPG and CFP (Canadian Federation of Pensioners) made a joint submission to the Québec Government's expert committee on pensions

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  • Financial Status of Bell's Defined Benefit Pension Plan

    August 3rd, 2013

    Bell has filed yearly Pension Plan report with Pension Regulator

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  • Congratulations to our PIC representatives

    October 9th, 2013

    Allison Henriques (Ontario) and Michel Doyon (Québec) are the new Pension Information Committee (PIC) retirees’ representatives for 2013-2015.

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  • PIC Report

    September 8th, 2013

    The 2012 Pension Information Committee report is now available online.

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  • BPG Strategic Direction

    October 7th, 2013

    BPG's overriding goal has always been, and continues to be, enhancing pensioner security. How are we working towards this goal?

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  • Bob Farmer Appointed President of the CFP

    October 9th, 2013

    Bob Farmer, the current BPG President, was named President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners earlier this year.

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  • President's Report on the Defined Benefit Pension Plan

    September 8th, 2013

    These continue to be challenging times for defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Across North America, two out of every three plans has a solvency funding shortfall of at least 20%.

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  • BPG’s letter to Minister Jim Flaherty

    May 9th, 2014

    April 29, 2013 - In the Economic Action Plan 2013, Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced his intention to consider changes to the distressed pension workout scheme that had been introduced in 2009 and to undertake consultations on this initiative.

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  • Télébec pensioners join BPG

    October 22nd, 2014

    Since June 6, a group of Télébec pensioners officially joined BPG. This group now constitutes a new regional Chapter and is called BPG - Télébec Chapter.

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  • New online options for health and dental claims

    August 13th, 2016

    You can now submit online claims on the Manulife website for most health expenses in Canada, including vision care and dental or professional services.

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  • CFP calls on Prime Minister Harper for changes in wireless competition

    July 20th, 2015

    August 29, 2013 - The Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) today sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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  • The Canadian Federation of Pensioners Comments on the D'Amours Report

    August 13th, 2016

    In July, the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) filed a submission regarding the recommendations of the Expert Committee Report on the future of the Québec retirement system.

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  • The Pension Committee Work Plan

    March 26th, 2015

    October 9th, 2013 - The Pension Committee is working on risk management and focusing on the main risks facing the pension plan and, consequently, the pensioners.

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  • Bell’s Pension Plan solvency ratio reaches 90%

    March 26th, 2015

    December 8, 2013 - The solvency ratio of the plan reached the 90% mark at the end of June 2013 while the plan risk was reduced because of the Financial Risk Management (FRM) framework adopted by the Bell Canada Pension Plan in 2009.

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  • What are the risks for our pensions?

    February 7th, 2017

    May 9, 2014 - The BPG has analysed eight risk scenarios in order to help us better understand the issues that could affect the security of our pensions. Read President Dan Mc Donald’s message to learn more.

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  • National Post publishes CFP President’s article on target benefit pension plans

    January 16th, 2017

    June 20, 2014 - Today’s edition of the National Post featured an op-ed article on the target benefit pension plan issue written by Bob Farmer, President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners and Past-President of BPG.

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  • BPG responds to government consultation on target benefit pension plan proposal

    December 20th, 2016

    June 23, 2014 - BPG today submitted its response to the federal government’s target benefit pension plan proposal announced on April 24. In it, BPG urges the government to honour the commitments made to existing pensioners and employees

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  • Sun Life and BCE reach longevity insurance agreement

    February 13th, 2017

    March 3, 2015 - Sun Life Financial and BCE announced a new agreement that further advances BCE’s pension de-risking strategy by transferring longevity risk for $5 billion of pension plan liability to Sun Life.

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  • InTouch Website

    May 11th, 2017

    The InTouch website is currently not working

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2017

    December 21st, 2016

    December 18, 2016 - The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 1% in 2017.

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  • Sign CARP’s Petition to Put Pensioners First

    August 9th, 2017

    BPG encourages its members to sign a petition to protect our pensions.

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  • Important Message to our Membership

    July 3rd, 2016

    July 3, 2016 - The Bell Pensioners Group has been made aware by the RCMP that a security breach has occurred on the BPG website.

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  • 2017 President's Report

    June 20th, 2017

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

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  • National Day of Action

    February 19th, 2018

    We need you on Action Day February 21st

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  • Fall 2017 President's Report

    September 30th, 2017

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

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  • 2018 Board Election

    July 2nd, 2018

    Do you know the Board members?

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  • BPG Board of Directors 2018 Nomination Notice

    Elections for the BPG Board of Directors will be held at the Chapters’ Annual General Meetings, in spring 2018.

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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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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2018

    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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  • EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PENSION PLANS...

    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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  • THINKING OF JOINING BPG?

    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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