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The Bell Pensioners' Group (BPG) is an association of pensioners and employees (see Membership) from Bell and its affiliates. It is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1995 and advocating on behalf of the more than 30,000 retirees of Bell and their beneficiaries, a third of whom are paying members. Its activities are financed solely from membership dues.

The BPG is a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners, a growing network of pensioner groups, that together represent 250,000 retired individuals across Canada.

The primary objective of the Bell Pensioners' Group is to protect the Bell Canada defined benefit pension and benefits of its members.

This is accomplished through:

  • Commercial Real Estateadvocating to government for improved pension legislation and regulations;
  • ongoing dialogue and formal meetings with Bell;
  • advocating within stakeholder community;
  • supporting pensioners’ representatives on the Bell corporate Pension Information Committee (PIC).

Our goal is to inform our members on current Bell pension and benefits issues and where necessary to assist them in addressing their particular problems in these areas.
 

BPG BPG responds to government consultation on target benefit pension plan proposal BPG
June 23, 2014 - BPG today submitted its response to the federal government’s target benefit pension plan proposal announced on April 24. In it, BPG urges the government to honour the commitments made to existing pensioners and employees more >>
BPG Target Benefit Pension Plan Proposal Poses a Serious Threat BPG
May 28, 2014 - On April 24, Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson announced a two-month period of consultation on the Government of Canada’s proposal for target benefit pension plans for Crown corporations and federally regulated industries. The proposal includes the potential to convert existing Defined Benefit plans, such as ours, to Target Benefit plans. more >>
BPG National Post publishes CFP President’s article on target benefit pension plans BPG
June 20, 2014 - Today’s edition of the National Post featured an op-ed article on the target benefit pension plan issue written by Bob Farmer, President of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners and Past-President of BPG. more >>
BPG 2013 Financial Statements BPG
April 23, 2014 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2013 Financial Statements more >>
BPG What are the risks for our pensions? BPG
May 9, 2014 - The BPG has analysed eight risk scenarios in order to help us better understand the issues that could affect the security of our pensions. Read President Dan Mc Donald’s message to learn more. more >>
BPG Message from the President BPG
December 8, 2013 – Dan Mc Donald covers various topics, such as the Chapters annual meetings, the Board changes, the pension plan and the creation of the Government Relations committee. more >>
BPG Bell’s Pension Plan solvency ratio reaches 90% BPG
December 8, 2013 - The solvency ratio of the plan reached the 90% mark at the end of June 2013 while the plan risk was reduced because of the Financial Risk Management (FRM) framework adopted by the Bell Canada Pension Plan in 2009. more >>
BPG Financial Status of Bell's Defined Benefit Pension Plan – December 2012 BPG
October 16,2013 - Bell has filed its Pension Plan valuation with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Services (OSFI), the pension regulator. The valuation gives a snapshot of the financial health of the plan, as of the end of December 31, 2012. more >>
BPG Unfair competition policy for Canadian wireless companies BPG
Bell is presently conducting an information campaign in the newspapers against American companies such as Verizon that want to enter or expand in the Canadian market. Following this campaign, BPG has decided to intervene with the federal government. more >>
BPG CFP calls on Prime Minister Harper for changes in wireless competition BPG
August 29, 2013 - The Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) today sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper more >>
BPG The Canadian Federation of Pensioners Comments on the D'Amours Report BPG
In July, the Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) filed a submission regarding the recommendations of the Expert Committee Report on the future of the Québec retirement system. more >>
BPG The Pension Committee Work Plan BPG
October 9th, 2013 - The Pension Committee is working on risk management and focusing on the main risks facing the pension plan and, consequently, the pensioners. more >>
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bpg Do you know the BPG Board Members? bpg
July 7, 2014 - The BPG Board of Directors currently has 17 members, including six Chapter Chairs, in Ontario and Québec. Read the mini-CV of each Board Member. more >>


bpg DID YOU ATTEND THE LAST AGM? bpg
If you wre unable to attend, you can watch a video of BPG's President more >>


bpg Help us limit our postage costs bpg
May 9, 2014 - With the price of stamps going up, imagine how much it will cost to send BPG newsletters to thousands of members every year. Subscribe to our electronic distribution list to obtain your newsletters by email. more >>


bpg Follow us on Facebook bpg
May 9, 2014 - BPG now has its Facebook page to increase its visibility and, foremost, to make itself known to non-members. more >>


bpg Toronto Chapter is now Ontario Central Chapter bpg
April 1, 2014 - As of today, the Toronto Chapter becomes the Ontario Central Chapter to better reflect the membership coverage. more >>


bpg Who is Eligible to Join BPG? bpg
October 3rd, 2013 - Since June, the Bell Pensioners’ Group includes pensioners from Télébec, Télébec Mobility and BCE as well as active employees from Bell/BCE companies. more >>


bpg PIC Report bpg
November 12, 2013 - The 2013 Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) report is now available online. more >>


bpg Bell Customers - Beware of Scams bpg
One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell. more >>


bpg Télébec pensioners join BPG bpg
Since June 6, a group of Télébec pensioners officially joined BPG. This group now constitutes a new regional Chapter and is called BPG - Télébec Chapter. more >>


bpg EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PENSION PLANS... bpg
Every month you receive a payment covering your Bell pension. Have you ever wondered what backs up these payments, and what steps have been taken to make sure the payments keep coming? This article covers some of the basics of the Bell Canada defined benefit pension plan. more >>


bpg New online options for health and dental claims bpg
You can now submit online claims on the Manulife website for most health expenses in Canada, including vision care and dental or professional services. more >>


bpg In Touch Newsletter bpg
The In Touch newsletter is published three times a year, in March, June and October. Do you have difficulty receiving it? more >>


bpg THINKING OF JOINING BPG? bpg
Read what others have to say. more >>


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