The G8 and G20 will be dealing with many issues including the winding down of stimulus without derailing the global recovery.
Canada continues to be the envy of the OECD with 6.1% GDP growth in the first quarter in 2010.
- France will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 in 2018 in an effort to get the country's spiraling public finances under control, the labor minister said Wednesday.
- Germany, for example, is to gradually raise its retirement age from 65 to 67, starting in 2012 and wrapping up in 2029.
- Dutch pension funds are in danger of becoming insolvent..
Hiking CPP premiums eyed as part of pension reform- Flaherty is proposing a number of initiatives, including what he calls a modest and gradual increase in Canada Pension Plan payroll premiums.
"I've made it clear from the beginning that the government's first principle is do no harm," Flaherty said Sunday. "We have a Canada Pension Plan that is the envy of the world and it is actuarially sound for the next 75 years."
here. The Lib-Dem coalition will resist changes to the public pensions of large unions.
Europeans have been dumping the socialist parties that are blocking reform for more fiscal conservatives governments.
Will our Canadian media reflect the reality of the shift in Europe and the end of the free lunch for the socialists in Canada?