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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part II

September 10, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

In our most recent blog post, we discussed some of the risks for directors, officers and other stakeholders in the administration of a registered pension plan. In this blog post, we focus on the risks to sponsors and administrators of...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part I

August 27, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Risk management is a key element in the governance of any registered pension plan. An important first step in risk management is the identification of potential risks. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we discuss the potential areas...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

August 7, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Part II of II As discussed in our most recent blog post, much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act[1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

July 24, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Part I of II Much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act [1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) [2] in respect of...

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Missing Pension Plan Members and Unclaimed Balances

June 27, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Missing or unlocatable plan members and unclaimed balances under registered pension plans are a significant challenge for plan administrators. On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) published draft “Guideline #9: Searching for Un-locatable Members of...

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Alberta: New Pension Rights for Common-law Spouses

June 14, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As a result of a recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, common-law spouses in Alberta now (finally) have the right to divide pension benefits on relationship breakdown. In this blog post, we discuss the change. The Old...

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Pension Plan Communications: Be Careful What You Say

May 29, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Administrators of registered pension plans are statutorily required to provide certain information to plan members and other plan beneficiaries. As the administrator of a single employer pension plan is often the employer, that obligation, therefore, falls on the employer. In...

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The New World of Ontario Defined Benefit Plan Funding

May 15, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

After much discussion and debate, on May 1, 2018, much of the new rules under the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) (“PBA”) in respect of the funding of defined benefit pension plans came into effect. The changes are significant and will...

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Medical Marijuana and Benefit Plan Coverage

May 1, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As discussed at our April A.M. Pension webinar, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund v. Skinner. In that decision, the Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision of a...

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FSCO Targeted Reviews

April 17, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

In late 2017, the Ontario pension regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”), announced that it was undertaking a series of “targeted reviews” of selected pension plans. There have now been two targeted reviews announced with more expected later...

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