2013 Speeches

Speaker Title Date Published
Jean-Claude Ménard

Presentation by the Chief Actuary at the ISSA World Social Security Forum 2013 on the topic of “Proactive and preventive approaches across all risks: Supporting sustainability”, 11 November 2013, Doha, Qatar.

“Intergenerational equity and sustainability discussions should go further than pension systems only. Equity and sustainability need to be considered within a broader framework encompassing, among other factors, spending on education and health and the national debt that will be left to future generations.” 

Jean-Claude Ménard

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, Ottawa, Ontario, June 18, 2013.

Review of Statutory Programs-Public Service Pension Plan

Jean-Claude Ménard

Presentation to the BC Public Sector Pension Conference on the topic "Setting Assumptions for Funding Actuarial Valuations", on 25 April 2013, Victoria, British-Columbia.

"Retirement is expensive and could become even more expensive in the future with improved longevity and uncertain future global economic growth."

Jean-Claude Ménard

Presentation to the International Social Security Association Technical Seminar on "Proactive and Preventive Approaches in Social Security - Supporting Sustainability" on 24 February 2013 in Muscat, Oman, on the topic of “Intergenerational Balance of the Canadian Retirement Income System”.

"The diversification of the Canadian retirement income system, through its mix of public and private pensions and different financing approaches, allows for periodical corrections of the emerging intergenerational imbalances."