The Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal hosted a working lunch on the possibility of raising the age of eligibility for the Québec and Canada pension plans (QPP/CPP).
Although people are living longer in Quebec and in the rest of Canada, most – especially Quebecers – claim their QPP/CPP in their early 60s. Should the age of eligibility for claiming public pensions be raised, as some have proposed?
Pierre-Carl Michaud, the author of a new analysis of the intentions and behaviour of future retirees, spoke on the possible effects of raising the eligibility age to access public pensions. Following his presentation, a panel of experts discussed the analysis and the complex policy issues that need to be considered.
The moderator was Bernard Morency, adjunct professor at the Retirement and Savings Institute, member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and former first vice-president of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.