Entries by Tim Anderson

Well-being Committee Formed

BCRTA forms New Committee The inaugural meeting of the Well-being Committee was held on October 24, 2017. This committee is an amalgamation of the former Health and Housing Committee and the Social Concerns Committee. The intent of the committee is to address and inform BCRTA members about developments and issues that relate to wellness in […]

BCRTA Strategic Plan

The Board has developed a Strategic Plan to promote the desired growth and revitalization of the Association in the next 3 years. The plan was introduced to members at our Annual Conference and AGM in September 2017. The document provides some context and then goes on to identify five major goals. Following the introduction at […]

Target Phone Call

Sample Script for a Phone Call to Your MP Hello, my name is _____________________________. I am a constituent in your riding. I’m very concerned about Bill C-27. I understand that it had first reading in October 2016, and it may be brought before the House for second reading at any time. I’m very opposed to […]

Target Pension Plans

Bill C-27 has been in the news lately as Canadians have come to understand the real threats to the sustainability of their pension plans. Bill C-27 will allow plan sponsors to reduce future pensions, even for pensioners already retired. Please contact your local MP right now to express your opposition to this Bill. BCRTA has […]

Target Pension Plans – MPs

Contact Your MP To assist you in working with other BCRTA members to contact your local MP, we have prepared a list of BCRTA branch contacts, cross-referenced with local MP information. To access this information, please click here to view document.

Sample Letter Re Target Pension Plans

Sample letter to MP – short form   Date Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss Firstname A. Lastname, M.P. for ________________________ House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0A6   Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss: I am writing, as a member of the constituency of __________________, to express my opposition to the government’s Bill C-27 An Act to Amend the  Pension Benefits Standards Act.  […]

Bill C27 Backgrounder

  As it currently stands, Bill C-27 threatens to erode the retirement security of millions of Canadians. Learn more about how you can take action.   [1] A letter to Gary Oberg, Head of the Federal Superannuates ‎National Association (the National Association of Federal Retirees), July 23, 2015 [2] Tiede, Gerry. “Defined benefit pensions under […]

Bill C27

  BCRTA Response Strategy in a Nutshell Read the background information on this critical issue before taking any action (see Background to Bill C-27); (hyperlink) Make personal written contact with your federal MP (email or written letter); Encourage others to write, our goal is to ensure that each MP is contacted by 25 of their […]

Your Pensions Targeted

BCRTA Social Concerns Committee Report By Lynne Rodier, Social Concerns Committee Chairperson, McLeese Lake, BC The major focus of the June 20th meeting of the Social Concerns Committee was to develop a strategy for protesting Bill-C 27. The Bill, if passed, allows Defined Benefit plans to potentially be converted to Target Pension Plans. As it […]

First Year Free and More

BCRTA Membership Committee Report By Steve Bailey, Membership Committee Chairperson, Coquitlam, BC Our “first year complimentary BCRTA membership” offer is in full swing. The re-designed membership application form is now available on-line. Hard copies are available from the BCRTA office. Later this summer the BCTF will be mailing this material to all known 2017 retirees. […]