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FSCO Targeted Reviews – An Update

1 novembre 2018 | Kim Ozubko

As we discussed in our April post, 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 released the results of...

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Pension Plans and Governance Audits

9 octobre 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 governance audits, a risk management strategy that plan sponsors and administrators can adopt. What is a...

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New Québec Restrictions on Amendments to Pension and Benefit Plans

25 septembre 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. Bill 176...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part II

10 septembre 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

27 août 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?

7 août 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?

24 juillet 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

27 juin 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

14 juin 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

29 mai 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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