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Saskatchewan proposes defined benefit pension funding reform

Apr 23, 2021

On March 23, 2021, the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) released a consultation paper proposing revisions to Saskatchewan’s pension funding framework.

2021 federal budget includes pension and other measures

Apr 23, 2021

On April 19, 2021, the federal government released the 2021 federal budget. The budget includes a number of announcements related to federally regulated pensions, pension tax rules, mental health supports and social security programs.

Saskatchewan financial hardship unlocking consultation

Apr 23, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) released a consultation paper proposing an amendment to Saskatchewan’s The Pension Benefits Act, 1992.

FSRA offers guidance on leading practices for DB Multi-Employer Pension Plans

Apr 23, 2021

On March 16, 2021, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) released a guidance document entitled Information No. PE0224INF: Defined Benefit Multi-Employer Pension Plans – Leading Practices (the DB MEPP Guidance).

Ontario releases 2021 budget

Apr 23, 2021

On March 24, 2021, Ontario released its 2021 budget, in a document entitled “Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy.”

CRA resumes enforcement of requirements to pay

Apr 23, 2021

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced that, effective February 15, 2021, it has resumed enforcement of “requirements to pay” (RTPs) and “enhanced” RTPs.

Recent cases discuss factors for determining spousal status

Mar 22, 2021

The determination of spousal status under a pension plan can be critical for determination of entitlement to pension benefits.

OSFI revises pension directives to remove temporary COVID-19 related measures

Mar 22, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) revised its Directives of the Superintendent pursuant to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (the Directives) for federally regulated pension plans.

BCFSA releases draft information security guideline

Mar 22, 2021

The British Columbia Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) has released for consultation two guidelines on information security and outsourcing.

Morneau Shepell accounting assumptions survey for Ontario hospital post-retirement benefits

Feb 25, 2021

Morneau Shepell recently conducted a survey of accounting assumptions for over sixty Ontario hospitals with respect to their post-retirement medical and dental benefit provisions.