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Is Cutting Off Inmate Old Age Security a Good Idea?





The Old Age Security (OAS) Pension is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age or older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. You must apply to receive benefits.

On December 16, 2010, Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (also known as the Eliminating Entitlements for Prisoners Act) was signed into law. This law prevents federal prisoners over the age of 65 from receiving Old Age Security (OAS) Pensions while incarcerated. Read more

Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 billion: Why Should Canadians Care?


If you’re an enterprising entrepreneur with that game-changing product or service, there might be an investor waiting for you. In case you’re wondering, I’m not referring to Kevin O’Leary or any of his vulture capitalist cronies from Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank. The investor I’m talking about is worth more than all of those individuals combined. The investor I’m talking about is the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

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