OCA Hosts First Inter-Disciplinary Seminar

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Acting in part on the recommendations of the Review Panel, Jean-Claude Ménard, Chief Actuary, organised the Seminar with the intention of broadening OCA's sources of advice and opinions concerning the assumptions made in preparing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Report. Mr. Ménard said in his opening remarks that he hoped the information provided by the guest speakers would assist the OCA to "assess both the changing and uncertain nature of a short-term phenomenon and the irreversible nature of a trend produced by a long-term phenomenon."

John Palmer, the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, who attended the seminar, said the OCA "is reaching out .... so that the best expertise is brought to bear on the making of the CPP Report. This is an historic initiative and should result in enhancements of the process of producing reports, which are so important to Canadians." For complete article, click here.

Invited speakers and their presentations:

Dr. Roderic Beaujot
Professor of Sociology
University of Western Ontario
Presentation (PDF, 260 kB)

Mr. Derek Holt
Senior Economist
Royal Bank of Canada
Presentation (PDF, 226 kB)

Mr. Alain Bélanger
Research and Analysis Coordinator
Demographic Division
Statistics Canada
Presentation (PDF, 647 kB)

Mr. Leo De Bever
Vice-President of Research and Economics
Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board
Presentation (PDF, 812 kB)