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FSRA supervisory approach for actively monitored single employer defined benefit pension plans

Mar 26, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) released a guidance document (Guidance) which outlines its proposed supervisory approach for actively monitored (i.e., higher risk) single employer defined benefit...

Proposed exemption of certain individual pension plans and designated plans from Ontario pension legislation

Feb 26, 2020

On December 20, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Finance released its consultation with stakeholders on proposed changes to the PBA, which would exempt certain IPPs and DPs from the application of the PBA.

Developments affecting federally regulated pension plans

Jan 20, 2020

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released issue 22 of its InfoPensions newsletter, which includes a number of announcements that affect federally-registered pension plans.

Ontario Bill 132 amends electronic communication rules

Dec 23, 2019

On December 10, 2019, Ontario Bill 132 received royal assent.

Federal retirement security protections now in force

Dec 23, 2019

With the intention of safeguarding the interest of pensioners and retirees, a number of changes to bankruptcy and insolvency law and federal corporate law that were promised in the 2019 federal budget are now in force.

Manitoba introduces legislation to reform pension funding and provide more unlocking options

Dec 23, 2019

On November 27, 2019, the Manitoba government introduced Bill 8, The Pension Benefits Amendment Act.

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.

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...

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.