Ontario’s pension plan: A step forward or a footnote in history?

Controversial proposal aims to address retirement income concerns not addressed by CPP, but leaves many unanswered questions for employers
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/11/2014

It has been vilified by some as a job killer. Others have hailed it as a historic win for workers. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa calls it “the first of its kind in Canada.”

The proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) has caught the attention of business leaders, union heads and politicians.