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  • ATTENTION ALL Toronto Chapter MEMBERS - Please particpate in our General Meeting Location Survey

    June 22nd, 2011

    In our continuing efforts to better serve our members, the Toronto Chapter of the Bell Pensioners’ Group is conducting a very brief Survey about our Spring Annual General Meeting which was held on May 25th, 2011. At the same time, we'd like to gauge your interest in our Fall General Meetings planned for Burlington and Oshawa. Your input will be useful in helping us to plan for future meetings. The survey closes June 14th 2011.

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  • SANDRA MAUREEN VELLA MARCH 31, 1936 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

    October 10th, 2011

    We are not in the habit of running obituaries on our website however Sandra was a current member of our board and an original BPG member so we pass on the following information in honour of all she has done for BPG. Titus

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  • If you are driving from the Niagara area to the Burlington General Meeting READ THIS!!!!!

    November 21st, 2011

    Thanks to Dave Frame and other members who advised that for drivers coming from the Niagara area to the General Meeting in Burlington on Friday October 28th, THERE IS NO QEW EXIT TO Brant Street.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2012

    November 26th, 2012

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  • Vounteers - Share your story and WIN $500 for your favorite Charity

    December 30th, 2011

    Our friends at Comtech have made their contest available to all BPG members so act quickly as this contest ends December 19th 2011

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  • Bell Canada Operator Services Reunion

    June 5th, 2012

    Saturday May 26th 2012 11am to 3pm Hot Lunch /Cash Bar Tickets $28.00 ELLAS Banquet Hall 35 Danforth Road Toronto

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  • Bell Employee and Retires Giving Campaign

    November 23rd, 2012

    This is a PDF document and unfortunately was provided in a sideways landscape format. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • Upcoming Chapter Meetings

    June 1st, 2016

    See you there....here are the details.....

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  • Upcoming Toronto Chapter Meetings

    November 3rd, 2013

    Please mark your calendars!!!!

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  • New On-Line Registration NOW AVAILABLE

    October 31st, 2010

    For those members who would like to sign up, BPG Toronto now offers the ability to do this on line. You can also send this link to retired Bell friends to encourage them to sign up.

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  • Bell Let's Talk Day is January 25!

    February 5th, 2017

    Each year, Bell Let's Talk Day encourages Canadians to join the growing national conversation about mental health. On Wednesday, January 25, Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives for every: • Text message sent by Bell customers. • Mobile and long distance call made by Bell customers. • Message using #BellLetsTalk on Twitter or Instagram. • Use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on Snapchat. • View of the Bell Let’s Talk video on Facebook. Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day was an incredible success with more than 125 million tweets, texts and calls driving more than $6 million in new Bell Let's Talk funding and increasing Bell's total support for mental health to $79.9 million.

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  • The Source Employee Purchase Program Is Now Available for Bell Retirees

    November 22nd, 2011

    Effective Dec 20th 2010, all eligible Bell retirees and retirees of BCE, and Bell subsidiaries, can now benefit from The Source EPP. The Source Employee Purchase Plan, enables Bell retirees to benefit from product discounts in various retail categories, such as 30% off Batteries, 25% off Accessories, 15% off Home Theatre and more.

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  • BPG Toronto Chapter Fall Meetings

    November 22nd, 2011

    Our survey of our members showed great support for continuing our Oshawa Fall Meetings for our members to the East and similar support for a meeting in Burlington for our members to the West. We have just finished completing logistical arrangements and are pleased to provide information so you can plan accordingly.

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  • Bell InTouch

    November 26th, 2012

    March 2012 Issue is Available NOW

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  • Season's Greetings

    January 31st, 2015

    On Behalf of the Bell Pensioners Group all Executive and all Chapters Board Members, we wish you and yours a very Joyous Holiday Season and our very best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2015

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  • Dates, Agendas and Locations for 2015 Ontario Central Meetings Announced.

    November 1st, 2015

    Please mark your calendars now for

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  • May 16th 2013 was the date of the Spring AGM in Toronto.

    June 11th, 2013

    This was the Annual General Meeting of the Bell Pensioners Group Toronto Chapter

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  • For all those unable to attend our last AGM on May 6th in Toronto

    November 1st, 2015

    We have a number of requests to share the PointPoint presentations by our speakers in PDF format.

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  • Nortel Retiree Protection Committee (NRPC) announces plan to hold demonstrations in Toronto October 7 and Ottawa October 21 2009

    October 30th, 2009

    BPG Executive have been advised that Nortel Retiree's Protection Committee (NRPC), along with the CAW, Teamsters, and others, will be staging demonstrations in Toronto and Ottawa to encourage Provincial and Federal governments to change the laws governing the status of pensioners when a defined benefit pension plan sponsor goes bankrupt.

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  • WE'RE TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD!

    September 23rd, 2009

    Toronto & Area Chapter plans to hold a Satellite General Meeting in Oshawa to better serve members living in Oshawa and the surrounding area who find it difficult to attend our General Meetings in Mississauga.

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  • It's Fraud Prevention Month

    June 21st, 2016

    Everyone has received calls and emails from people who are trying to trick us into some activity where we will provide valuable personal information in an effort to steal our identity and eventually steal our money.

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  • THE BELL/BCE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR CONTACT Telephone NUMBER IS CHANGING to 1-888-400-0661

    December 7th, 2010

    Effective February 1, 2010. the phone number to contact the Benefits Administrator will be changed FROM 1 888 391 0005 TO 1 888 400-0661. If you have any questions on your post retirement benefits or your pension, after February 1, 2010, please call 1 888 400 0661.

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  • Unfair competition policy for Canadian wireless companies

    September 20th, 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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  • Special Announcement – we plan to add a new component to our next General Meeting In Oshawa.....FUN!!!

    November 4th, 2016

    We have invited the North of Dixie Dixieland Band to perform in Oshawa, so come on out and hear toe-tapping music and many of your old favorite tunes.

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  • NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS TO THE BPG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    April 9th, 2012

    Nominations are now open for the BPG Corporate Board of directors for several vacant positions. Nominations must be received by March 31st 2012.

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  • The Latest Newsletter April 2013 is now available to members.

    August 2nd, 2013

    READ about the latest activities of our BPG Executive and our current plans and upcoming General Meetings. As of the September 2012 issue,the Newsletter is now only available to members in good standing and will be emailed or mailed directly.

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  • Bell/Sun life Longevity Agreement Questions and Answers

    November 1st, 2015

    Background: On March 3rd, 2015, BCE and Sun Life announced an agreement to transfer the longevity risk associated with $5 billion of Bell’s defined benefit (DB) pension plan liability to Sun Life. (Longevity risk arises from increased pension plan costs when pensioners live longer than expected.). Under the new longevity insurance agreement, the Bell Canada pension plan pays monthly premiums to Sun Life and, in exchange, Sun Life makes monthly pension payments into the plan for the lifetime of existing DB pensioners (~40 years). The net difference between the monthly payments made by both parties is relatively small. BCE maintains full responsibility for the Bell pension plan and related payments to pensioners. Notably, the Bell/Sun Life longevity insurance agreement doesn’t change anything for Bell’s DB pensioners who will continue to receive the same pension payments each month from Bell. information you have read or seen in the press however,

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  • SEASON'S GREETINGS

    January 16th, 2013

    On Behalf of the Toronto Chapter of the Bell Pensioners Group We Wish You and Those Dear to You Our Very Best Wishes for a Wonderful Festive Holiday Season and New Year 2013

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  • Video link to Dan McDonald's recent Presentation to the Ottawa Chapter

    November 1st, 2015

    The content is the same as that which Dan presented in Toronto.

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  • Project to Increase Membership is showing immediate results.

    November 12th, 2010

    Thanks to interest by many current members it looks like the word is getting out as current members are signing up sooner and the number of new members is on the rise. Let's keep the momentum going into the New Year.

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  • 2016 "The YEAR OF RECRUITMENT"

    May 7th, 2016

    2016 … the “Year of the Monkey” in the Chinese Zodiac … the UN’s “International Year of Pulses”… VisitEngland’s “Year of the English Garden” … and here at BPG Ontario Central we’ve declared it the BPG Year of Recruitment!

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  • Have you noticed that the BPG Website is faster?

    June 21st, 2016

    Well it is!!!! And we're thrilled to let you know about it.

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  • BPG Supports Bell

    September 20th, 2013

    Several of you have asked about BPG’s position with regard to the recent news reports about the threat presented by Verizon setting up shop in Canada.

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  • Update your calendar for our fall meetings

    November 4th, 2016

    It's never to early to plan for our next Ontario Central Chapter Meeting

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  • Dave Barrett longtime BPG Chapter Board member and Membership Database coordinator passed away suddenly this past Wednesday November 2nd.

    January 18th, 2017

    The Ontario Central Chapter is sad to report the passing of a valuable chapter Board member Dave Barrett. Dave for many years was our membership database prime and also the “voice” of the chapter through the distribution of newsletters and bulletins. Many of you will have seen Dave at our recent meetings in Oshawa and Mississauga in October 2016.

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  • Norton Utilities - blocking volunteer Survey - Please Disregard

    September 6th, 2011

    If you have Norton Utilities or Symantec Security Sytems, then you may have received a notice that says "This web page is a known fraudulent web page. It is recommended that you do not visit this page." PLEASE DISREGARD THIS NOTICE - IT IS TOTALLY ERRONEOUS

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  • Mark Wednesday May 16th 2012 in your Calendar for the BPG Toronto Chapter Spring Meeting - this is our Annual General Meeting

    June 5th, 2012

    This meeting will be held on Wednesday May 16 2012 Reception / Registration 11:30am - 12:30 pm Annual General Meeting 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Let's All Celebrate 20 Years

    June 12th, 2015

    All Bell pensioners and employees are invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Bell Pensioners Group.

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  • You will be receiving your Bell Canada personalized Benefits statement in the mail.

    August 2nd, 2013

    This document has a lot of useful information.

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  • New Bell Benefits (Manulife) Card

    January 6th, 2016

    Bell has announced a new Benefits (Manulife) Health Card will be issued in December 2015

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  • Toronto Chapter announces 2013 GIFT MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION

    September 20th, 2013

    At the most recent General Meeting, the Toronto Chapter Executive announced the trial of a gift membership promotion. In the past many people indicated they intended to join but for some reason procrastinated or forgot to follow through. To encourage everyone to complete the sign-up process, we are introducing the following incentive plan:

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  • The June Issue of the Bell In Touch Newsletter is now avaialble

    September 5th, 2016

    Some BPG members have indicated that they have had some difficulty receiving their Bell In Touch Newsletter.

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  • BCE ANNOUNCES 7% COMMON SHARE DIVIDEND INCREASE FOR 2010 AND PLANS FOR THE USE OF SURPLUS CASH - INCLUDES $500 MILLION SHARE BUYBACK AND $500 MILLION VOLUNTARY PENSION CONTRIBUTION

    December 10th, 2010

    BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE) today announced a 7% increase in its annual common share dividend to $1.74 per share for 2010 as well as plans for the use of its year-end 2009 surplus cash balance that include a Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) for up to $500 million and a $500 million special voluntary pension contribution.

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  • BPG Toronto Chapter Fall Meetings

    November 26th, 2012

    There were two meetings held this fall as follows: November 8th 2012 CAW Meeting Hall, 1425 Phillip Murray Ave, Oshawa. Registration: 11:30am -12:30pm Meeting: 12:30pm to 2:30 pm November 9th 2012: Mississauga City Baptist Church, 3434 Cawthra Road, Mississauga Registration: 11:30am - 12:30pm Meeting 12:30pm to 2:30pm Complete details are available in the November 2012 newsletter

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  • Bell Canada to make $750 million voluntary pension contribution – Dec 11th 2012

    August 2nd, 2013

    For more information please click the following link:

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  • Thanks for your responses to our first e-Survey.

    June 3rd, 2010

    In July we conducted an anonymous e-survey of members with email in the BPG Toronto Chapter. Its purpose was to gain an understanding of how our members use the internet, email and the chapter website as well as to solicit input for our newsletter, website and meetings.

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  • PIC ELECTION Results ARE IN!

    December 28th, 2009

    Good day, The Pension Information Committee (PIC) elected representatives for the next mandate, from January 2010 to December 2012, were advised earlier today (see table below).

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  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING President's Report and Presentations

    November 4th, 2016

    If you have not had a chance to attend one of our Chapters’ General Meetings this spring, please check out the video providing the President’s Report and links to the various presentations.

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  • IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL BPG Ontario Central Members

    January 18th, 2017

    Members of Ontario Central Chapter BPG, This is to inform you that we have credible reason to believe that our BPG website has been the target of some hackers over the past several days. Although we also believe that the situation is under control, we understand that some of you may be concerned about this situation. Therefore, we are informing you and currently preparing more detailed communication to be posted on the national page of our website. We believe that the hack only leaked the email and contact information for a few members who had recent transactions by internet. We emphasize at no time was any credit card information available for hackers as it is not ever on the BPG website since it is communicated directly from members via the PayPal settlement system. Please be assured that we do not store any member information on our website. We believe that a flaw in our temporary storage of information for members who over the last few days were signing up, renewing or updating their personal information left a vulnerability which we have identified and corrected. Some members who are active Bell employees may also be contacted by Bell to advise them of this security breach also as a precaution. This action in itself created some alarm that the call itself may have been an attempt at fraud given members heightened awareness of suspicious communication.

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  • Pension News

    June 12th, 2015

    Thanks to Titus for collecting the following relevant news items.

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  • Bell Customers - Beware of Scams

    May 21st, 2014

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

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  • Minister Announces Pension Reform

    December 10th, 2010

    For some time, BPG has been advocating, on your behalf, the need for pension reform to ensure the pension promise is honoured by federally regulated employers. This year in particular BPG made several presentations to the federal government recommending specific legislative changes that would reduce the risk to pensioners. On Tuesday October 27, 2009 the Minister of Finance James Flaherty announced his intention to amend the Canada Pension Standards Act, and outlined the nature of those amendments he intends to propose to Parliament. This Act governs all federally regulated pension plans, including Bell Canada's.

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  • The CRTC is conducting a survey and you are invited to provide your input.

    March 13th, 2016

    The Bell Pensioners Group Executive team and this Chapter want to provide all members with an opportunity to participate in the public proceedings that will affect all Canadians.

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  • BPG Ontario Central Chapter Summer 2013 Survey Issue 2 August 18th 2013

    May 21st, 2014

    This is a summary of the survey about General Meetings. It was answered by 346 members out of 1966 who were sent emails since some couples have a joint email there were 66 duplicates. The participation rate was approximately 17.6% based on the participation data the confidence level in the results are: at 90% Confidence 4% error level, at 95% Confidence 4.8% error level and at 99% confidence 6.3% error level. We’ve simplified the results from the Google summary to reduce the size and to have the comments follow the pertinent questions to facilitate easier digestion of the information. Hopefully the data will be useful in making decisions about future meetings to reflect member input.

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  • How the Toronto Chapter has Grown

    November 26th, 2012

    Over the years your chapter has grown from just under 600 members to over 3,400.

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  • The OCTOBER 2011 Issue of "In Touch" is now available

    February 6th, 2012

    You should have received the OCTOBER 2011 issue of "In Touch" in the mail however if it did not arrive, you can access it online right now.

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  • WE NEED YOUR HELP - VOLUNTEERS PLEASE.

    June 24th, 2014

    In a survey about the Annual General Meeting (AGM) attendance, we asked for members interested in volunteering with the chapter to tell us how they could help.

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2015:

    December 4th, 2015

    The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) on our pension is based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over a 12 month period ending on October 31 of each year.

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  • The 2012 PIC Report for Year ending Dec 2011 in now available

    August 2nd, 2013

    The 2012 PIC report is now available online at the following link:

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  • Final Audit Reports are now available

    January 18th, 2017

    For some of the most exciting and thrilling reading available on this site........

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  • Links to Bell Canada Benefits Websites

    December 4th, 2015

    In response to numerous requests, please find below links to both the Bell website and the BCE Manulife site.

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  • Share Your Bell Canada Annual Statement

    January 16th, 2013

    It has a lot of useful information that we recommend you share it

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  • President Presentation

    June 12th, 2015

    Click the following link to see the President's Video from the last General Meeting

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2013

    May 21st, 2014

    The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) on our pension is based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over a 12 month period ending on October 31 of each year.

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  • Bell Benefits Web Site is being upgraded

    February 18th, 2016

    We (BPG)received the following message from the Bell Benefits Group regarding changes to the Bell Benefits web site. We are forwarding this message in case you haven't seen it and need to access the web site during the next couple of weeks. Dave Milne Membership Database Coordinator BPG Ontario Central

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  • Did you get your Annual Pension and Benefits Statement?

    July 12th, 2016

    In January Bell distributed their annual personalized statement about your pension and benefits. There is valuable information in this document and we recommend that people read it carefully before filing away.

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  • BPG Announces ONLINE Membership and Credit Card Payment to make it as easy as possible to join or renew your BPG membership. So don't wait, sign up now.

    December 4th, 2015

    Your Ontario Central Chapter of BPG is pleased to announce that ONLINE Credit Card payment is now available.

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  • BCE announces $750 million voluntary pension contribution

    October 10th, 2011

    On December 10 2010 BCE announced a 7.7% increase in its annual common share dividend to $1.97 per share for 2011, and plans to accelerate funding of future pension obligations through a voluntary prepayment in December 2010 in the amount of $750 million to Bell Canada's defined benefit pension plan from cash on hand.

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  • West District Reunion

    November 9th, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what happened to some of your Bell colleagues? Would you like to see them again? Well here is your chance.

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  • THE SOURCE Bell employee purchase program is now available for online shopping

    June 24th, 2014

    Retirees receiving a pension from Bell or BCE can now benefit from The Bell employee purchase program (EPP) at The Source when shopping online.

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  • First Ontario Central Meeting in Barrie

    June 12th, 2015

    The first ever BPG Ontario Central Chapter meeting was held in Barrie on Wednesday October 15th and was an unqualified success with over 100 participants turning out on a beautiful warm fall day

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  • Senate Debates Proposed Changes to Federal Pension Policy

    November 1st, 2015

    On October 29th, in the Senate debate about Policy changes to the Pension Policy the following exchange took place:

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  • Thanks to almost 40% of our members

    December 4th, 2015

    We needed your help to complete our Corporate Survey and 40% of you responded so thanks to you all.

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  • Did you receive the new Manulife Card?

    July 12th, 2016

    Please be advised, effective January 1, 2016 your health and dental contract numbers were both changed to 303030 the number on your new “drug” card. Please note that the contract number is the same for all services. Furthermore we recommend that you provide this updated contract number to your dental office as well so that future claims will be submitted to the correct plan. New Benefits website Many of our members have reported problems accessing the new benefits website for some their 7 digit employee number listed on the new Manulife Card works if not please contact employee services at 1-888-400-0661 to have a password reset or established. Some members advise they are still able to use their old alphanumeric number without a password. It seems various version of employee numbers are still valid but the password issue is unclear.

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  • Take advantage of a Stratford Festival 50% Discount

    January 18th, 2017

    CARP has offered BPG members the opportunity to take advantage of a 50% discount on selected performances at the Stratford Festival for the 2016 season

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  • New Bell Long Distance Plan provides Unlimited calling throughout North America and the Network Access Fee is included

    November 9th, 2014

    In our June newsletter we provided a tip about a Long Distance for a flat monthly fee of $10.

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  • Being a DB pensioner is a Risky Business

    February 7th, 2017

    Here is an article of interest by Bob Farmer who is the President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP). CFP is an association of workplace pensioner organizations, which collectively represent the interests of 250,000 members of defined benefit pension plans across Canada. For many years, CFP and its member organizations have advocated with federal and provincial governments for greater security of the defined benefit pensions that employers have committed to provide. Bob is a former president of the Bell Pensioners’ Group, one of the member organizations of CFP.

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

    June 12th, 2015

    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

    November 1st, 2015

    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 and to put in place a consent process that gives each plan member the option to retain his or her current defined benefit pension plan.

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  • Please help us Renew and Sustain the Bell Pensioners Group now and in the future.

    February 18th, 2016

    We don’t usually send out any newsletters at this time of the year however we decided to take advantage of the deep freeze this winter to seek your assistance on the issues of recruitment and retention. Rest assured crucial work continues with our Government Relations and Pension Committees busy with their research and advocacy on Target Benefit Plans and issues related to Pensions and Bankruptcy legislation. Currently our 2014 financials are being audited and you have no doubt seen the survey from our Communications Committee which runs to February 28th.

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  • HAPPY 20th Anniversary

    January 5th, 2016

    The 20th Anniversary of BPG was celebrated at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at the Willowdale Baptist Church, 15 Olive Avenue (Yonge and Finch) in North York.

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  • Ontario Central announces GROUP DISCOUNT FOR CARP/ZOOMER

    January 24th, 2017

    Many of you have been asking us about the CARP discount we had several years ago. We listened and approached CARP and in early summer implemented a discount for members who wish to subscribe to the CARP/Zoomer bundle.

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  • BPG Presentations for the October General Meetings

    February 18th, 2016

    If you could not attend either of the most recent General meetings, here are copies of the three presentations

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  • PIC Report Now Available

    February 18th, 2016

    The Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) Report for 2014 is now online on the BPG and In Touch websites. For retirees who requested a paper copy of the PIC Report, it will be mailed out by mid-November.

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  • President's Report

    June 10th, 2016

    If you would like to see the video of the Fall 2015 President's Report presented by Dan McDonald

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  • Please help us recruit new members

    July 12th, 2016

    As indicated at the recent General Meetings in Oshawa and Burlington, we need your help to recruit new members and to stop the shrinkage of the membership in the Ontario Central Chapter which in turn, weakens our voice. Many people tell us that they've never heard of BPG although we are listed in each issue of Intouch as well as other publications.

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  • The Federal Government "Target Benefit Pension Plan" Proposal Poses a Serious Potential Threat to Your Pension

    November 1st, 2015

    Dan Mc Donald - BPG President has prepared a letter which outlines BPG's view regarding Target Benefit Pension Plans (TBP). Target Benefit Pension Plans is considered a serious, potential threat to our pensions.

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  • Chapter Name to change to Ontario Central

    March 25th, 2015

    The Toronto and Area name has served us well but Ontario Central better reflects the diversity of our membership base.

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  • Mississauga Meeting Date Changed to November 9th

    October 17th, 2017

    IMPORTANT = The Mississauga Meeting Date has Changed to November 9th.

    We have just been advised that due to construction delays at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre the meeting date has been changed from November 2 to November 9th. Please adjust your plans accordingly. We apologise for this inconvenience.

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  • Investment Advice

    October 11th, 2017

    Through our involvement with the Ontario Securities Commission we now have access to a number of their resources and for those members interested here is a helpful link to Investment Advice  https://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/ 

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  • Spreading The BPG Story At Creekbank

    September 30th, 2017

    A group of volunteers and members of the BPG Ontario Central Board visited Creekbank on September 28, 2017. We set up information tables at 2 locations, #5099 and #5025.

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  • InTouch Now Available

    August 11th, 2017

    The latest issue of Bell InTouch Magazine is now available by clicking this link

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  • Carol Ann Cole

    August 10th, 2017

    Carol Ann Cole has been a long-time supporter of BPG serving on our Board of Directors and supporting BPG in numerous ways including encouraging former staff to join. As we share the news of Carol Ann’s first novel we wanted to also acknowledge her contributions to BPG and in other ways as well.

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  • Pensions are Contracts Too!

    August 6th, 2017

    Thanks to CARP for this following recent article which provides and excellent reason to be a mamber fof the Bell Pensioners Group.

    Every day, businesses make decisions: expand or retract, rent or buy, fix purchase prices or take their chances on the open market.  For better or worse, once they’ve made decisions, and signed contracts, they’re locked in.  Our laws and law courts make it so – and with good reason.  If businesses could walk away from their contractual obligations, chaos would rein, and our economy would literally collapse. 

    Unfortunately, there appears to be one notable exception to this rule.  When it comes to employees and their pensions, businesses have been all too ready to walk away from pension commitments, and out courts have been all too willing to let them.

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  • Members Needed

    August 5th, 2017

    Thank you for your continued support of BPG, and in particular the Ontario Central Chapter - your membership is vital to our success.   And thanks for receiving your communications electronically - our annual dues have remained unchanged at $20 for over 20 years thanks to the widespread use of emails for communication. 

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  • InTouch

    August 5th, 2017

    If you have been trying to use the Bell InTouch link you will know it has been down for a while. The good news is that Bell advises that there is a new temporary site.

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  • Protect Your Money

    June 3rd, 2017

    The following is a summary of a presentation made at our 2017 AGM and this excellent presentation will be repeated in Barrie, Oshawa and Mississauga so if you missed it the first time we really encourage you to attend this presentation at one of these upcoming events.

     

    Protect Your Money presented by representatives of the  Ontario Securities Commission

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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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  • Changing faces on the Board

    April 12th, 2017

    The winter months have been marked by significant changes and renewal of your chapter board.

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  • Feature Article Al Bowcott: At the helm in turbulent times

    April 1st, 2017

    Remember 2008? A global financial crisis and the impending privatization of Bell Canada?

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  • Feature Article - Alice Gould: A Founding Member

    April 1st, 2017

    For the past 5 years, Alice held the position of Meeting Coordinator, attending to every minute detail required to successfully hold about 20 AGMs and General Membership meetings.

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  • How do we build up our membership?

    April 1st, 2017

    A very good question and one we, on the BPG board, ask ourselves continuously.

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  • Ontario Central BPG Board Members attend the Fieldway Retirees' Luncheon

    April 1st, 2017

    A Christmas tradition continued as the Fieldway Retirees’ Club held their gala luncheon at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club on Dec 14th, 2016.

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  • COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2017 for Bell Pensioners will be 1%

    April 1st, 2017

    The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) on our pension is based

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  • WANTED!! Volunteers for Ontario Central Board Positions

    April 1st, 2017

    We know that all Bell retirees have a wealth of skills and dedication honed during their professional careers.

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  • Good News if you were Worried that the Federal Government Will Tax Your Bell Benefit Plan?

    April 1st, 2017

    We’ve got some good news.Prime Minister Trudeau listened.

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  • Remember the Target Benefit Plan Threat? We have some good news.....

    April 1st, 2017

    One of BPG’s most significant Governmental lobbying effort has been about the introduction of Target Benefit Plans and enabling legislation.

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  • Bell Canada has recently mailed your Notice of Annual Benefit Statement

    April 1st, 2017

    Bell has sent out the annual personalized pension and benefits statement to all pensioners.

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  • So you missed the latest BPG meetings in Oshawa and Mississauga?

    April 1st, 2017

    No problem......we have the summary right here for your viewing pleasure........

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  • BCE takes necessary measures to reinforce the solvency position of its (DB) pension plans

    April 1st, 2017

    BCE made a $400 million voluntary pension plan contribution in December 2016,

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  • Do you know our 2016-2017 BPG Board of Directors ?

    April 1st, 2017

    The BPG Board of Directors currently has 20 members, including six Chapter Chairs representing members in Ontario and Québec.

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  • The CARP/Zoomer Discount for Ontario Central is back!

    April 1st, 2017

    Some of you have inquired about what happened to the CARP/Zoomer discount for BPG members that was introduced a few years ago.

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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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