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Pension Plan Regulatory Relief and COVID-19 Relief Measures: Draft Amendments to Income Tax Regulations

July 6, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

In this summary update (July 6, 2020), we highlight the recent announcement by the federal government of draft amendments to the Income Tax Regulations in response to COVID-19. The amendments are intended to provide relief to participating employers and employees...


Pension plan regulatory relief and COVID-19 – additional measures announced

April 16, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

In our most recent posts, we highlighted some of the  regulatory relief available to administrators of Ontario registered pension plans and plans registered in jurisdictions other than Ontario as a result of COVID-19. In this post, we highlight additional relief...


Pension plan regulatory relief and COVID-19

April 7, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

In our most recent post, we highlighted some of the regulatory relief available to administrators of Ontario registered pension plans as a result of COVID-19. In this post, we highlight the various forms of relief that have been made available,...


Pension plan administration during COVID-19

March 23, 2020 | Kim Ozubko

Many of you are undoubtedly dealing with a wide range of issues related to your workplace. Among the issues that may impact your employees and your obligations as an employer are those relating to the administration of a registered pension...


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 benefit plan distinctions....


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 developments in Ontario pensions 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...


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