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Update – Ontario adopts regulations on SIP&Ps, statements for former and retired members, and commuted value transfers

Dec 12, 2014

On November 27, 2014, the Ontario government adopted a number of previously announced changes regarding Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIP&Ps), statements for former and retired members, and commuted value transfers.

Consultation on the financial literacy of Canadian youth and adults

Dec 12, 2014

The Federal Government has released a consultation paper titled Toward a National Strategy for Financial Literacy, Phase 3: Young Canadians and Adults.

Ontario proposes amendment for pension plan investments in local infrastructure

Dec 12, 2014

The Ontario Ministry of Finance released, for public comments a proposed amendment to the Regulations under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (the “PBA”) that would exempt pension plans from the “30% Rule” for investments in local infrastructure.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at November 30, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

This estimate of the solvency liabilities reflects the new CIA guidance published in October 2014 for valuations effective September 30, 2014 or later. ...

Alberta issues draft interpretive guideline on solvency reserve accounts

Dec 12, 2014

The Alberta Superintendent of Pensions has issued draft Interpretive Guideline #07, Solvency Reserve Account.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at November 30, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

City of Regina adopts a new target benefit framework

Dec 12, 2014

The City of Regina and the Pension & Benefits Committee, representing the employer and employees of the Civic Pension Plan, have reached a negotiated agreement to address concerns regarding the long term sustainability of the Plan.

Adoption of Bill 3 regarding Quebec’s municipal pension plans, with new amendments

Dec 12, 2014

Bill 3 was adopted by the Quebec National Assembly on December 4, 2014.

Proposed change for pension commuted values

Dec 12, 2014

The Actuarial Standards Board released an “initial communication” regarding the promulgation of a new mortality table to be used in the calculation of pension commuted values in Canada.

Ontario government publishes status updates on significant pension initiatives

Dec 12, 2014

On November 17, 2014, the Ontario government published the 2014 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review (the “Economic Statement”).