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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pension News

    June 12th, 2015

    Thanks to Titus for collecting the following relevant news items.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • President Presentation

    June 12th, 2015

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sears Pension Situation

    October 26th, 2017

    The current Sears situation should be a wakeup call to everyone on a Defined Benefit pension as it seems likely that Sears pensioners will not see their full pensions paid due to the ongoing pension deficit of the Sears plan. Here is a link to a recent radio show on the CBC that explains why we should all be concerned. 

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-26-2017-1.4372687/better-protections-needed-for-pensioners-in-wake-of-sears-bankruptcy-retiree-advocate-1.4372778

    Give a listen.

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  • Fall 2017 General Meeting Presentations

    November 10th, 2017

    For those unable to attend the most recent General Meetings in Oshawa and Mississauga, we have attached the presentations.

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

    January 17th, 2018

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

     

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  • BPG Ontario Launches a Facebook site

    March 19th, 2018

    BPG Ontario Launches a Facebook Site

     

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  • Ontario Election Analysis

    May 29th, 2018

    “The Canadian Federation of Pensioners of which BPG is a member has analyzed the platform of the parties for the upcoming  Ontario Provincial Election with a focus on the impact on pensioners. The articles have been reviewed and edited by our own Pension Committee. This is provided for information purposes as one element of the factors that will go into your own personal decision. It is not an endorsement of any specific party or platform. Note that only the BCE plan is affected by Ontario regulations however the Ontario legislation as do other provincial legislation may affect future direction of Federal legislation that impacts the Bell Pension Plan which covers the majority of our members.”

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  • May 16 2018 AGM Presentations

    May 23rd, 2018

    Since many of our members are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting or the Barrie meeting we are pleased to provide a video of the President’s Message as well as the various presentations made at the AGM. Of course it’s no substitute for being there but given our geographic footprint we hope that our members can have an opportunity to read and listen to the messages.  

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  • See Kerry Arbour at our November 7th meeting.

    September 26th, 2018

    Kerry Arbour, Bell VP, speaks at our Mississauga Meeting Mississauga. Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, 1500 Gulleden Drive.  

    Registration begins at 11 AM

    We are pleased to have Kerry Arbour present the Bell Canada update at our Mississauga Meeting on November 7th. Kerry is a very passionate speaker, as we can attest from previous BPG Membership Meetings. He is also a supporter of BPG and a man of his word, quick to follow up on membership questions and issues. Find out more about Kerry’s inspiring career and contributions outside of work from his bio below.

     

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  • See Eleanor Marshall at our November 14th Meeting

    September 26th, 2018

    Meet Eleanor Marshall, Bell VP, at our Oshawa Meeting

    Registration begins at 11 AM, Oshawa. Unifor Meeting Hall, 1425 Phillip Murray Ave.

    On November 14th, Eleanor Marshall will give the keynote address for Bell Canada. This will be her first appearance at an Ontario Central Membership Meeting. As the VP of Pension & Benefits and Assistant Treasurer, Eleanor is the key player on the Bell side from a BPG perspective. She has made positive changes since coming into this role and an engaging speaker. Eleanor’s impressive bio follows.

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  • Now available - Presentations for the most recent Fall members meetings

    November 16th, 2018

    For those who were unable to attend either of the Fall members meetings  on November 7th or November 14th here are links to the presentations.

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  • “You Gotta Have Heart”

    February 4th, 2019

     

    Heart Pillows – Fieldway Retirees’ Club

    “You Gotta Have Heart” as the song goes. And boy, do these ladies have heart .... in spades! In fact, last year they made 1,281 heart pillows for the Trillium Hospital, bringing their total production since 2008 to a whopping 9,269. But hey, who’s counting??

    These beautiful red heart-shaped pillows are received and distributed to grateful patients who undergo heart surgery. By holding the pillow against their chest while coughing after surgery, patients get some relief from pain.

     

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  • Federal Consultation with the Minister of Seniors

    April 9th, 2019

    The past few months have been a busy period for your Pension Committee, with advocacy work proceeding on many fronts.

    The long-awaited federal consultation on retirement security was launched last fall; BPG provided a written submission, contributed to a written submission by the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) and met with the bureaucrats who were leading the consultation process.

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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

    The Federal 2019 Budget is out and has created a lot of conversations and controversy. Every news source is carrying articles.

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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

    Your Chapter & Corporate Boards

    Patte Seaton discusses BPG Board's role and values of membership


    Watch Video

    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

    from pensioners, workers, and companies and. will take a whole-of -government, evidence-

    based approach towards addressing retirement security for all Canadians.

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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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