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Attitudes toward the retirement system

TNS Canadian Facts has just released a survey of attitudes toward the Canadian retirement system (employer pensions, Canada Pension Plan, and registered savings plans).Respondants were 50 years old or older. Highlights from the survey:

  • 46% lacked confidence in the retirement system
  • 67% though the system met needs not well or not very well
  • 47% believed some reform was need
  • 82%in favor ofincreasing TFSA contribution room for seniors
  • 82% sayworkers should have first claim on surpluses in company pension plans