Do Canadians save enough for retirement? What is the government’s responsibility in the matter? All across Canada, these questions have taken centre stage over the past year. Several major public plan reform proposals are being discussed. They all begin with the same observation, that people are not saving enough for retirement, and they all propose similar solutions based on mandatory saving. This Economic Note asks if the diagnosis is correct, and if the proposed solutions are adequate.
|L’épargne publique, c’est bien; l’épargne privée, c’est mieux! (Huffington Post Québec, March 3, 2014)
Épargnez-vous assez? Alban D’Amours pense que non (The MEI’s blog at Journal de Montréal, February 27, 2014)