NLPSPA to release results of economic study

MEDIA ADVISORY

Friday, September 16, 2010

NLPSPA to release results of economic study

There will be a news conference on Monday, September 19 at 10:30 am, at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s, to release the results of an economic study that sheds light on – and attaches an economic cost to – how the provincial government has mishandled its Pooled Pension Fund.

The study was authored by Alison Coffin, B.A. (Honours) Memorial, M.A. York. It was commissioned by the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Sector Pensioners’ Association.

The news conference will take place in the Main Salon of Holiday Inn, where the NLPSPA is hosting its 22nd Annual General Meeting and Convention.

“This study has some controversial findings,” said Sharron Callahan, President of the NLPSPA. “Among other things, it reveals that public sector pensioners have billions of reasons to feel angry with, and cheated by, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Media are invited to sit in on other Convention sessions. A summary of the Convention program follows, below.

For further information, contact:
Sharron Callahan: 690-1238
Ralph Morris: 725-6779

‘Well Being For Tomorrow’
22nd NLPSPA AGM & Convention
Summary of Program

Sunday, September 18

7:00 pm – Annual General Meeting

Monday, September 19

9:00 am – Official Opening, Welcome and Greetings

9:30 am – Keynote Address: Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress. “Retirement Security for All Means Retirement Security for You”

11:00 am – Election Strategy 2011. Presenters: NLPSPA President Sharron Callahan, Ralph Morris, President, NAPE Local 7.

11:30 – 12:30 – Rally at Confederation Building.

2:00 pm – “Identity Theft”, presented by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

3:30 pm – “Seniors as Caregivers”, presented by Shelley Collins nad Lorraine Best, for Seniors Resource Centre

Tuesday, September 20

9:00 am – “Emotional Impact of Deciding on Long Term Care: When is That Decision Right?” Presenter: Dr. Patrick O’Shea

11:00 am – “Wills, Estate Planning and Advanced Health Directives” Presenters: Avril Dymond, Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland; Darrin Chislett, NL Credit Union.

2:00 pm – “Financial Considerations of Retirement” Presenter: Beth Porter, CA, CFP, Noseworthy Chapman