The Brookings Institution, a leading American policy think tank, invited Common Wealth and Canada’s top public sector pension plans, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and OPTrust, as well as President Hassan Yussuff of the Canadian Labour Congress, to discuss the Canadian retirement income and pension system and its relevance to American policy debates.

Founding partners Alex Mazer and Jonathan Weisstub both took part in the event, which was held on November 2, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Alex moderated a panel with Jim Keohane (President and CEO, HOOPP) and Hugh O’Reilly (President and CEO, OPTrust) on how Canada fixed its government employees pension plans.

Jonathan joined moderator Ida Rademacher (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Financial Security Program), Mark Iwry (Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury) and Catherine Harvey (Senior Policy Research Analyst, AARP Public Policy Institute) to discuss retirement security for low- and moderate-income workers.

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