In these uncertain times, we felt it was important to reach out to our members, today May 11th ( BPG’s creation), as we share this 25th Anniversary video.

It  highlights the major milestones and some key individuals that were instrumental in the successful formation of BPG.

Please enjoy and share with your friends and colleagues. Stay safe. 

Your BPG Board. 


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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.



  • Bell Pension Plan Update

    June 30th, 2021

    From the BPG AGM's

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  • BPG Strategic Plan for 2021-2025

    June 24th, 2021

    BPG is proud to present the highlights of the Strategic Plan for 2021-2025

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  • BPG President's Report

    June 22nd, 2021

    Presented at the May and June 2021 AGMs

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  • Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte

    June 15th, 2021

    Last week the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum held its biannual meeting.

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  • CFP Supports Bill C-253 for super-priority for pensioners

    May 26th, 2021 the event of the plan sponsor’s bankruptcy. 

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  • BCE Q1 2021 results to be announced April 29

    April 13th, 2021

    BCE Inc. will hold its first-quarter 2021 results conference call with the financial community on Thursday, April 29, 2021

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  • The federal government announced several new measures to help protect residents and staff

    December 19th, 2020

    Update from the Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte

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  • Keeping seniors’ benefits safe from fraudsters

    July 12th, 2020

    UPDATE FROM THE MINISTER OF SENIORS, DEB SCHULTE on fraud and abuse in these uncertain times

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  • House of Commons Petition

    March 17th, 2021

    BPG members are invited to consider signing an online petition

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  • Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

    July 12th, 2020


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  • Important changes at the executive level of the BCE / Bell Canada group

    July 2nd, 2019

    We have been informed of a major change that will occur over the next few months at the top level of the BCE group of companies

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  • Withdrawal rates for RRIFs due to pandemic

    April 27th, 2020

    Many of our members are asking whether, instead of the announced 25% reduction in those withdrawal rates, mandatory withdrawals should be eliminated at this time.

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  • Update from the Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte

    November 25th, 2020

    Seniors across the country agree that they want to keep living in their own homes for as long as possible—safely and injury free. 

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  • Spring 2019 President's Report

    June 12th, 2019

    Video of President's Report by newly elected president Denis Marquis

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  • Pension protection should be a federal priority

    May 1st, 2019

    According to the Canadian Federation of Pensioners, the National Pensioners Federation and CARP.

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  • Seniors minister position established

    July 23rd, 2018

    Prime Minister J. Trudeau appoints a Seniors Minister in his cabinet

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  • BCE valuation report as of 2016-12-31

    January 28th, 2018

    Many members have requested this most detailed recent report on the BCE pension plan.

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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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  • Spring 2018 President's Report

    June 20th, 2018

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

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  • BPG Turned 20 in 2015!

    Here is a brief retrospective of our history.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • BCE Q3 2021 results to be announced November 4

    October 14th, 2021

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  • New Pensioner Representatives on the Bell Pension Information Committee (PIC)

    August 19th, 2021

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  • BCE reports second quarter 2021 results

    August 5th, 2021

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  • Class Action Update

    July 21st, 2021

    After a hearing held July 9th, the Court approved the implementation plan

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  • Bell 5G ranked as the fastest 5G mobile network

    July 21st, 2021

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  • Bell partners with Google Cloud

    July 16th, 2021

    to deliver next-generation network experiences for Canadians 

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  • Canadian Pensioners Deserve Protection

    September 3rd, 2021

    Election 2021: Urge the Federal Party Leaders and Your Local Candidates to take the 100% Pension Promise Pledge before September 20th

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  • National Pensioners Federation

    July 20th, 2021

    Summer 2021 Newsletter

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  • The winners of the AGM $100 gift certificates

    June 25th, 2021

    We would really like to thank our partner The Personal

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  • Class Action Update

    May 12th, 2021

    The Notice to all class members (participants to the Bell pension plan) has now been approved by the Court and is in the process of being sent to pensioners

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    January 18th, 2021

    We are looking for a volunteer willing to help us with our internal documents and storage on our repository. 

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  • BCE reports first quarter 2021 results

    April 30th, 2021

    BCE also announces election of Directors

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  • Go Green contest reminder!

    June 2nd, 2021

    Please note that the Go Green with Bell contest ends July 2, 2021

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  • Bell to advance fibre, wireless and rural network rollouts

    February 4th, 2021

    At least $1 billion in accelerated capital investment over the next 2 years.

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  • Update on Class Action

    April 26th, 2021

    The court has scheduled a conference of the parties on April 30th. 

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021

    November 18th, 2020

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 1% in 2021.

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  • Update on the Bell Canada Indexation of the Pension Plan Class Action

    January 29th, 2021

    This is the latest information

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  • January 29th, 2021


    Now more than ever! Bell Let's Talk Day sets new records. 

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  • BCE reports third quarter 2020 results

    November 5th, 2020

    Click HERE for more information

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  • Virtual AGM held September 15th.

    September 16th, 2020

    See the minutes, all the presentations along with the new Board of Directors. Click on "Read more" below.

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  • Premium for Plan B of the Health Care Program for Dependents

    July 9th, 2020

    Please note that from now on, this premium will be adjusted in January of each year rather than in July. 

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  • Bell connecting Canadians at home for the holidays with free TV programming and no extra usage fees on residential Internet

    December 19th, 2020

    The company announced today it will be waiving residential Internet overage fees until January 4 

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  • Online Claims

    July 9th, 2020

    With the pandemic and its consequences (e.g. mail delay), it is recommended that you submit your Health Care Program claims to ManuLife online.

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  • COVID-19 and our pensions - Update

    May 15th, 2020

    In presenting its 1Q2020 results on May 7, 2020, BCE noted that the solvency ratio for the Bell DB pension plan declined from approximately 101% at the end of 2019 to approximately 100% at the end of March, 2020.

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  • COVID-19 and our pensions

    March 31st, 2020

    Should BPG members be worried about their Bell pensions under current circumstances?  The answer is no.

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  • Update on class action instituted against Bell

    April 24th, 2020

    On February 21, 2020, the appeal court rendered its decision which allowed the appeal and awarded judgment to the class action plaintiffs on behalf of all members of the class.

    Bell had 60 days from the date of the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision to apply for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. We understand that Bell has sought an extension to this deadline of an additional 60 days.

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  • Bell Let’s Talk Day - Thank You!

    February 1st, 2020


    On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Canadians and people around the world joined in to help create positive change for people living with mental health issues.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment for 2020

    November 20th, 2019

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 2% in 2020.

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  • Submission to the Senate about Pension Security

    June 29th, 2019

    What is your BPG  membership fee used for? Here is another example.

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  • 2019 Board Elections

    June 29th, 2019

    Do you know your Board members?

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  • 2018 Financial Statements

    April 25th, 2019

    In readiness for our AGMs (annual general meeting) of the BPG members, please consult the 2018 Financial Statements on the website. We hope to see you at your upcoming AGM.

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  • Cost of Living Adjustment for 2019

    November 23rd, 2018

    The Cost of Living Adjustment on Bell Canada's pensions should be 2% in 2019.

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  • BPG Board Meeting

    November 11th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Ottawa

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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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  • Update

    July 11th, 2018

    Class Action Regarding 2017 Pension Indexation

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  • To better understand your pension plan

    April 13th, 2018

    With pension plans so much in the news recently, we thought some of you might have additional questions, so we prepared a short Q&A document.

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  • The BPG Board of directors

    May 8th, 2018

    The BPG Board of directors held its bi-annual meeting in Montreal on April 26th & 27th 2018.

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  • CARP Proposes Federal Minister for Seniors

    June 1st, 2018

    Did you know that the Federal Government does not have a Minister dedicated to Seniors’ issues?

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  • Class action on Bell’s interpretation of the 2017 indexation

    January 18th, 2018

    A Bell pensioner has commenced a class action on behalf of all Bell defined benefit pensioners.

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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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  • 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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