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Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at October 31, 2019

Nov 25, 2019

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2018

FSRA sets out pension priorities

Nov 25, 2019

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has published a draft FSRA Priorities and Budget Consultation Document for 2020-2021, describing its priorities as it sets out to strengthen its oversight activities in the pension...

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at October 31, 2019

Nov 25, 2019

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

Ontario permits statutory discharge for buy-out annuities in respect of surviving spouses

Nov 25, 2019

On October 15, 2019, the Ontario government filed Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 335/19, which sets out the rules for a statutory discharge to be provided for a buy-out annuity in respect of a pension for a surviving spouse.

New British Columbia pension regulator in place

Nov 25, 2019

Effective November 1, 2019, the existing pension plan regulator in British Columbia, the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM), was replaced by the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA).

Updates to government benefit plans in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta

Nov 25, 2019

There have been several recent announcements of changes to provincial government health care benefits.

Pension and benefits developments from the 2019 federal election

Nov 25, 2019

The Liberal Party of Canada has won a plurality of seats in the House of Commons in the recent 2019 federal election and is expected to form a minority government.

U.S. class action points to best practices for pension committees

Oct 24, 2019

A group of former employees (the “Plaintiffs”) brought a class action lawsuit in respect of a defined contribution 401(k) plan that allows participants to contribute a percentage of their pre-tax earnings and invest their contributions into one or...

Saskatchewan court finds that pension plan beneficiary designation could not be altered using will

Oct 24, 2019

A recent Saskatchewan court case demonstrates some of the complexities involved in making and changing beneficiary designations in pension plans, particularly when a member attempts to make a beneficiary change using a will or other format not...