Ottawa is pushing the provinces to move forward on pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs), says Doug Watt, an Ottawa-based writer.

He notes the 2013 Budget document stresses, “PRPPs will provide a new, accessible, large-scale and low-cost pension option to employers, employees and the self-employed, [so] provinces will need to introduce their own enabling legislation to make PRPPs available.”

This renewed drive isn’t really a surprise, considering PRPP plans were first announced a couple years ago. So says Ian Edelist, pension practice leader at consultancy firm Eckler. He spoke to told Watt following the Budget’s release.

Read more on the Budget’s retirement measures.

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An advisor’s guide to the PRPP

Vik’s Pick: PRPP detractors are missing the point

B.C. tables PRPP legislation