Retired central bank staff in Canada may sue

A group of 1,200 Bank of Canada retirees may sue the central bank, claiming it refuses to discuss sharing a surplus in the employee pension plan, a report by Bloomberg said.

``We do in fact have a law firm, and we will probably do a class action lawsuit if the bank won't come to the table,'' Arnold Finkelstein, president of the Bank of Canada Pensioners' Association, said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg.

The central bank's pension fund had a C$188 million ($135 million) surplus as of Ja