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 Letter to Minister of Finance James Flaherty BPG
January 31, 2014 - BPG is requesting that Minister of Finance James Flaherty sends a signal in the next budget for the need to protect pensioners 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 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 >>
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 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 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 BPG’s letter to Minister Jim Flaherty BPG
April 29, 2013 - In the Economic Action Plan 2013, Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced his intention to consider changes to the distressed pension workout scheme that had been introduced in 2009 and to undertake consultations on this initiative. more >>
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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 President’s Report Video bpg
November 19, 2013 - The Ontario Chapters held fall meetings where our President Dan Mc Donald addressed the members. Check out the video that was put together by the Ottawa Chapter. 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 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 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 Bell Customers - Beware of Scams bpg
One of our members informed us of a situation where fraudsters pretend to be Bell. 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 >>

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 >>

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