ISBN-10:
0802095836
ISBN-13:
9780802095831
Pub. Date:
10/11/2008
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Fixing the Future: How Canada's Usually Fractious Governments Worked Together to Rescue the Canada Pension Plan

Fixing the Future: How Canada's Usually Fractious Governments Worked Together to Rescue the Canada Pension Plan

by Bruce LittleBruce Little
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Overview

In 1993, most Canadians believed that big government deficits were permanent and that the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) was in such deep trouble that younger Canadians would never collect a retirement pension. They believed too that Canada's politicians were incapable of dealing with either problem. Yet by 1998, both were essentially solved.


While the deficit battles have been recounted many times, the story of the reform that rescued the CPP has gone almost entirely untold. In Fixing the Future, Bruce Little explains the CPP overhaul and shows why it stands as one of Canada's most significant public policy success stories, in part because it demanded an almost unparalleled degree of federal-provincial co-operation. Providing an overview of the CPP's entire history from its beginning in 1965, Little pulls together published, and new unpublished, material relating to the CPP reform, and interviews over fifty politicians, government officials, and others who were deeply involved in the reforms for their recollections, insights, and observations.


A superbly told history of one of Canada's most important public policy issues, Fixing the Future will be of interest to political scientists, historians, economists, and anyone concerned about their retirement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802095831
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/11/2008
Series: Rotman-UTP Publishing Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bruce Little has worked as a journalist and policy analyst primarily at the Globe and Mail as an economics writer and columnist, and recently as Special Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

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