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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Pensions and Benefits: 2019 Update

February 5, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

Welcome to the first A.M. Pension blog post of 2019. In this post, we highlight some of the key legislative and regulatory developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in January 2019. Federal: Canada Pension Plan Effective January...

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Pensions and Benefits Part 2: Key Case-Law Developments in Canada

December 18, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As discussed at our last A.M. Pension Webinar on December 11, 2018, there have been a number of significant legislative and case-law developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in 2018. In Part I of a two-part blog...

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Pensions and Benefits Part 1: Key Legislative Developments in Ontario and the Federal Jurisdiction

December 6, 2018

There have been a number of significant legislative and case-law developments in the area of pensions and benefits law in 2018. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we highlight some of the key legislative developments in Ontario and...

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FSCO Targeted Reviews – An Update

November 1, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As we discussed in our April post entitled “FSCO Targeted Reviews,” 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. FSCO recently...

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Pension Plans and Governance Audits

October 9, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

In an earlier blog post, we discussed some of the risks to sponsors and administrators of registered pension plans. In this post, we discuss pension plans and governance audits, a risk management strategy that plan sponsors and administrators can adopt....

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New Québec Restrictions on Amendments to Pension and Benefit Plans

September 25, 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As discussed in our last A.M. Pension webinar, the province of Québec recently enacted legislation that impacts the ability of a pension and benefit plan sponsor to amend its pension and benefit plans with respect to Québec employees. This article...

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