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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.

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BPG Message from the BPG President BPG
November 30, 2015 - Dan Mc Donald reports on BPG’s key activities: our pension plan, target benefits plans and new BPG Directors. more >>
BPG BPG Board of Directors Nominations and Elections BPG
November 30, 2015 - Elections of the corporate Board of Directors will be held at our Annual General Meetings in spring 2016. All members in good standing are invited to submit names of candidates. more >>
BPG 2014 Financial Statements BPG
May 2, 2015 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2014 Financial Statements more >>
BPG The BCE-Sun Life Agreement BPG
March 25, 2015 – More information on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement. more >>
BPG Question and Answer document - The BCE-Sun Life Agreement BPG
March 25, 2015 – Check out the Question and Answer document on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement. more >>
BPG Sun Life and BCE reach longevity insurance agreement BPG
March 3, 2015 - Sun Life Financial and BCE announced a new agreement that further advances BCE’s pension de-risking strategy by transferring longevity risk for $5 billion of pension plan liability to Sun Life. more >>
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 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 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 >>
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bpg Your Manulife contract numbers have changed bpg
January 20, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2016 your Manulife contract numbers have changed. You should have received a new card in the mail more >>


bpg BPG President’s Report – Fall 2015 bpg
November 29, 2015 - If you have not had a chance to attend one of our Chapters’Meetings, please check out the video providing the President’s Report. more >>


bpg COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT FOR 2016 bpg
November 20, 2015 - Statistics Canada released the Consumer Price Index data for the last twelve months. more >>


bpg Bell Volunteer Grant Program bpg
November 30, 2015 - If you volunteer with a charity or sports club in your community, the organization you support may be eligible for a grant from Bell. You have till December 15 to apply for a grant. more >>


bpg Bell Benefits website upgrade bpg
October 30, 2015 - The Bell Benefits site is being redesigned. As Bell works to prepare for the launch on November 16, access to the current Benefits site will be impacted starting this weekend and will be unavailable from November 9 to 15. more >>


bpg New PIC Report bpg
November 3, 2015 - The Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC) Report for 2014 is now online. more >>


bpg BPG members on the PIC bpg
August 12, 2015 - Peter Dilworth, Sue Dawes (substitute), Michel Doyon and Yvan Dutrisac (substitute) are the PIC representatives for 2016-2018. more >>


bpg Do you know the BPG Board Members? bpg
July 16, 2015 - The BPG Board of Directors currently has 16 members, including six Chapter Chairs, in Ontario and Québec. more >>


bpg Listening to your views bpg
July 16, 2015 - Thank you to all our members who took the time to provide their feedback in our survey. The key findings show highly positive results. 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 Bell Customers - Beware of Scams bpg
One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell. 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 >>


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 >>


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