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Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at May 31, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2019

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at May 31, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

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

CAPSA releases revised multi-jurisdictional pension plan agreement

Jun 22, 2020

On June 2, 2020, CAPSA announced that representatives of the governments of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan and the federal government have signed a new interim Agreement Respecting...

FSRA sets out rules and procedures for approval of commuted value transfers

Jun 22, 2020

Effective May 22, 2020, the FSRA issued Approach No. PE0202APP (the Approach), which provides new guidance on commuted value transfers and annuity purchases for Ontario-registered defined benefit pension plans.

Federal government implements moratorium on solvency special payments

Jun 22, 2020

The federal government has adopted a regulation to provide temporary, short-term solvency funding relief for federally regulated defined benefit pension plans.

OSFI provides automatic consent for portability transfers for retirement eligible members

Jun 22, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the OSFI announced that it has revised its Directives of the Superintendent pursuant to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (the Directives) to ease the restrictions on portability transfers for members who are retirement...

Morneau Shepell’s May 2020 Pension Risk Bulletin

May 26, 2020

Morneau Shepell’s Pension Risk Transfer Team publishes a periodic Pension Risk Bulletin to provide pension risk transfer and risk management updates and views to defined benefit pension plan sponsors in Canada.

FSRA releases additional COVID-19 update

May 26, 2020

On April 24, 2020, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) published additional information setting out its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal government announces solvency payment moratorium

May 26, 2020

On April 15, 2020, the government of Canada announced that it will provide immediate, temporary relief to sponsors of federally regulated defined benefit pension plans.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at April 30, 2020

May 26, 2020

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2019