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Challenges to benefit plan distinctions

February 11, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar in December 2019, following the 2018 decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board (“Talos”), employees and unions continue to challenge age-based distinctions in benefit...


Ontario Pensions: What’s New?

January 27, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

Welcome to the first post of 2020! In this post, we highlight some of the more significant legislative and regulatory pension developments in Ontario in January 2020 and late 2019. Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) Bill 132 As we reported in...


Pensions: An Update from FSRA and Ontario Bill 132

November 7, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

With the return of the Ontario government on October 28th came the introduction of Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (“Bill 132”). Bill 132 is an omnibus bill that includes amendments to a number of Ontario...


Pensions: An Ontario Update

October 16, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

With the Ontario government soon to return from its summer hiatus, the A. M. Pension blog also returns. In this post, we highlight some of the developments in the area of pensions law in Ontario over the summer and early...


Pensions Statements and Missing Former and Retired Members

May 31, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

Effective January 1, 2015, the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (“PBA”) was amended to require plan administrators to provide information statements to all former and retired members every two years. Administrators of plans registered with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario...


Pensions and Benefits: The Importance of Good Drafting

May 13, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

Clear and concise drafting are key to the administration of any pension or benefit plan. In this post, we review two recent cases which highlight the challenges employers may face when plan terms are not clear. Ontario Superintendent of Financial...


2019 Ontario Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government released its 2019 Budget: Protecting What Matters Most (the “2019 Budget”) and introduced for first reading the related Bill, Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (“Bill 100”). There were...


2019 Federal Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 11, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

On March 19, 2019, the Canadian government released its 2019 Federal Budget: Investing in the Middle Class (the “2019 Budget”). There are a number of provisions related to pensions and benefits in the 2019 Budget. In this post, we highlight...


Benefits Update: OHIP+ and Employment Insurance Act Changes

March 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

OHIP+: Reduction in Coverage As discussed in an earlier post, effective January 1, 2018, the Ontario liberal government introduced OHIP+. OHIP+ is a program that covers the cost of more than 4400 drug products under the Ontario Drug Program for...


Pension Plan Update: New CAPSA Guidelines

February 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

As mentioned in our February 5th blog post, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) recently published a status update on a number of guidelines. In the update, CAPSA indicated that Guideline No. 8 – Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline...


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