Please note: This information is intended specifically for our BPG members having retired before January 1st, 2017 from the Bell Canada pension plan.
BPG has now received professional advice regarding the deductibility for tax purposes of legal expenses incurred by the affected pensioners to the 2017 indexation class action and will be sending out an update to members of the Bell Canada pension plan via email or mail in the near future with further details.
Unfortunately we cannot address individual tax concerns. If you have questions about your income taxes please consult a tax professional.
Bill C-228 has been passed by the Senate
For the Year Ended December 31, 2022 released.
DB pension plans begin 2023 in better financial health than they began 2022.
The Canadian Federation of Pensioners submission to the Banking, Commerce, and the Economy Committee review of C-228
by committing an additional $10 million for mental health programs.
Bill C-228 is now before the Senate. We need your help to ensure it passes the Senate and receives Royal Assent.
The PIC report has been posted online.
HOOPP’s 2022 Canadian Retirement Survey results released.
BPG Board – 2022-2023
Celebrate Seniors Month in June with several education and OSC in the Community outreach events..... updated June 30
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Urge your MP to support Bill C-228
BPG continues to investigate the Bell Canada pension plan 1998 indexation matter and whether any redress is available to pensioners.
BPG has now obtained professional advice regarding the deductibility of legal expenses incurred by the affected pensioners for the indexation class action pertaining to the year 2017
The Cost of Living Adjustment for 2022 has been announced. For Bell Canada pensions, it should be 2% for pensioners under 65 years of age and 2.82% for pensioners 65 years and over. For BCE penisons, it should be 2% for pensioners under 65 years of age and 2.4% for pensioners 65 years and over.
BPG's response to our members' questions on Pension Indexation court approved deductions
being deductible as expenses
BPG is already aware about the 1998 indexation issue on the Bell Pension Plan.
This year, The Personal will be distributing a total of $6.8 million to participants of the Bell home and auto insurance plan.
Bell will be mailing out the personalized retroactive pension indexation adjustment statements to most qualifying pensioners from October 22nd to October 25th.
This election, ask your federal candidates to commit to protecting the 4.2 million Canadians who rely on defined benefit pensions.
BPG is pleased to announcenew PIC representatives.
The Government of Canada (Economic and Social Development Canada), have provided Seniors more support from the Fall Economic Statement.