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:

  • advocating 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.

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  • Fall 2017 President's Report

    September 30th, 2017

    Video of the President's report presented by Patte Seaton, BPG President.

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has heard us

    February 13th, 2017

    February 13, 2017 - Follow-up on employer-sponsored health and dental benefits taxable.

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  • Voluntary pension plan contribution

    February 9th, 2017

    February 7, 2017 - BCE takes necessary measures to reinforce the solvency position of its (DB) pension plans

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  • Taxing our health and dental benefits

    January 16th, 2017

    January 16, 2017 - The possibility of the Federal government taxing our health and dental benefits.

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  • Labour groups oppose Bill C-27

    December 20th, 2016

    December 20, 2016 - Several labour groups have received media attention recently, with strongly-worded criticisms of the proposed legislation.

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  • BPG Efforts Pay Off!

    November 21st, 2016

    November 21, 2016 - Legislation finally tabled to permit Target Benefit Plans.

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  • 2016 President’s Report

    November 21st, 2016

    November 21, 2016 - 2016 President’s Report given by Patte Seaton.

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  • "Being a DB pensioner is a Risky Business"

    May 10th, 2016

    May 9, 2016 - Bob Farmer,former President of BPG, recently published an article in the first issue of The Observer, a newsletter of the APCM - The Association of Canadian Pension Management.

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  • 2015 Financial Statements

    May 9th, 2016

    May 9, 2016 – The BPG Board members have approved the 2015 Financial Statements

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  • The BCE-Sun Life Agreement

    March 26th, 2015

    March 25, 2015 – More information on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement.

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  • Question and Answer document - The BCE-Sun Life Agreement

    March 26th, 2015

    March 25, 2015 – Check out the Question and Answer document on the BCE-Sun Life Agreement.

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  • BPG Board of Directors 2018 Nomination Notice

    October 2nd, 2017

    Elections for the BPG Board of Directors will be held at the Chapters’ Annual General Meetings, in spring 2018.

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    November 17th, 2017

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 1% in 2018.

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  • Pension Glossary

    September 4th, 2017

    Is there a pension-related term that you aren’t sure about?  Why not consult our Glossary?

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  • Your Manulife contract numbers have changed

    January 20th, 2016

    January 20, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2016 your Manulife contract numbers have changed. You should have received a new card in the mail

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  • BPG members on the PIC

    August 14th, 2015

    August 12, 2015 - Peter Dilworth, Sue Dawes (substitute), Michel Doyon and Yvan Dutrisac (substitute) are the PIC representatives for 2016-2018.

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    August 13th, 2016

    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.

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    November 27th, 2010

    Read what others have to say.

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  • In Touch Newsletter

    March 18th, 2014

    The In Touch newsletter is published three times a year, in March, June and October. Do you have difficulty receiving it?

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  • Who is Eligible to Join BPG?

    September 20th, 2014

    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.

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  • Help us limit our postage costs

    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - With the price of stamps going up, imagine how much it will cost to send BPG newsletters to thousands of members every year. Subscribe to our electronic distribution list to obtain your newsletters by email.

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  • Follow us on Facebook

    May 9th, 2014

    May 9, 2014 - BPG now has its Facebook page to increase its visibility and, foremost, to make itself known to non-members.

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