Ontario cuts civil servants' retirement benefits

Ontario Government House Leader John Milloy. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Ontario Government House Leader John Milloy. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

TORONTO — The Ontario government will no longer pick up the full tab for its employees' post-retirement benefits, Government Services Minister John Milloy announced Tuesday.

Members of the Ontario Public Service who retire on or after Jan. 1, 2017, will have to pay 50% of the cost of retiree benefits such as health and dental.

The provincial government currently pays 100% of that expense.

"The changes to post-retirement insured benefits are not part of collective agreements," Jenna Mannone, a spokeswoman for Milloy, said in an e-mail. "The government has provided formal notice to all bargaining agents."


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