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Securing retirement for Canadians: CUPE President to speak at Pension Summit


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2013) - The British Columbia Pension Forum is taking on one of the biggest challenges facing Canadian workers: retirement security.

Organized jointly by the BC Federation of Labour and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE), this forum offers a valuable opportunity for journalists to speak to international and national experts on pension reform and sustainable investment.

What: The British Columbia Pension Forum will bring together
approximately 150 pension trustees, pension advisory
committee members and pension activists with investment
managers, public policy makers and leading national and
international thought-leaders to discuss key pension plan
governance, funding and investment issues.

Why: Canada is facing a retirement crisis. The economic crisis of
2008 has left many workplace pension plans hurting, and more
and more Canadians are facing retirement insecurity. The
$1.1 trillion of Canadian trusted pension funds are of
critical importance to workers and the economy. How these
funds are invested, as well as pension plan structures and
recent cases of regulation changes, all have an impact on
retirement security. This event is a one of a kind
opportunity for experts to come together to discuss the
current challenges and the future outlook of retirement
security in a British Columbian context.

Who: Paul Moist, national president of the Canadian Union of
Public Employees, will deliver a keynote address on the
challenges facing workplace pension plans, and the need to
expand the Canadian Pension Plan. He will be joined by Dr.
Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair, United Nations Principles for
Responsible Investment (PRI), who will be speaking to PRI
resources to support responsible investment approaches.

When: March 1, 2013
8:45 - Keynote, Dr Wolfgang Engshuber
12:45 - Keynote, Paul Moist

Where: Empire Landmark Hotel, 1400 Robson Street, Vancouver.

You can find the full days agenda here:

Tria Donaldson
Senior Communications Officer
(613) 915-0763

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