Pension Percolator blog

What’s brewing for BC and the Canadian retirement landscape.

Recent posts

The plan’s agents: getting to know BC Pension Corporation and BCI
Your Municipal Pension Plan requires agents to help it thrive, but who are the BC Pension Corporation and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and how do they work with your plan to ensure its success?
(posted November 29, 2018)

Highlights from the 2018 AGM
The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 11 was an opportunity to hear directly from plan members, present the 2017 financial highlights, and look ahead to the activities planned for next year.
(posted November 8, 2018)

Back to school – register for a pension workshop today!
September is the perfect time to sign up for one of our free pension workshops, held at various locations across BC. Register today to secure your seat!
(posted September 14, 2018)

Extra! Extra! Read the latest plan highlights
Your 2017 Member’s Benefit Statement is now available in My Account.
(posted June 14, 2018)

Millennials and retirement: how the plan helps you save
If you’re a millennial in BC’s Municipal Pension Plan, you may wonder how news stories with headlines like “Millennials falling behind on retirement savings” apply to you and your personal retirement goals.
(posted May 3, 2018)

2017 Proxy voting – strengthening our voice on climate change
The Municipal Pension Plan is proud of its proxy voting practices and record, and you as a plan member should be too.
(posted October 23, 2017)

Advocating for lower drug prices for all Canadians
The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (board) recently provided feedback to Health Canada on proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. 
(posted July 31, 2017)

Leaning in on climate change
Municipal Pension Board of Trustees joins call for governments to maintain momentum on climate change.
(posted July 20, 2017)

Survey says: Canadians want retirement income security
BC’s Municipal Pension Plan is a member of the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council. The council recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 Canadians on retirement income security. Learn what we discovered.
(posted June 29, 2017)

New Report to Members highlights the plan’s performance in 2016 
Municipal Pension Plan’s assets grew to $46.4 billion as of December 31, 2016. The plan is fully funded.
(posted June 19, 2017)

Your board chair and vice chair 
Part three in a series on how the Municipal Pension Plan is governed focuses on Gary Yee and Hilary Brown, the chair and vice chair of the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees.
(posted May 23, 2017)

Your pension trustees 
Part two in a series on how the Municipal Pension Plan is governed.
(posted May 9, 2017)

Who governs the plan? 
Part one in a series on how the Municipal Pension Plan is governed.
(posted April 25, 2017)

Welcome to Municipal Pension Plan's new website
 (posted March 31, 2017)



The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees.