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Grâce à ses blogues, Miller Thomson décrit sur un ton plus informel certaines perspectives juridiques au Canada. Lire ici les divers points de vue.

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act: Part 1 – Application to Pension Plans?

24 juillet 2018 | Kim Ozubko

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 mandatory breach reporting and...

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Missing Pension Plan Members and Unclaimed Balances

27 juin 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Missing or unlocatable pension 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...

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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 in pension...

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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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The New World of Ontario Defined Benefit Plan Funding

15 mai 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 defined benefit plan funding came into effect. The changes are significant and will dramatically alter the...

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Medical Marijuana and Benefit Plan Coverage

1 mai 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

17 avril 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 FSCO targeted reviews announced with more expected...

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2018 Ontario Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

4 avril 2018 | Kim Ozubko

On March 28, 2018, the provincial government released its 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Opportunity (the “2018 Budget”) and introduced for first reading Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures) (the “2018 Budget Act”)....

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New Penalties under Pension Benefits Act (Ontario)

20 mars 2018 | Kim Ozubko

Sponsors and administrators of Ontario registered pension plans, and financial institutions that offer locked-in plans, beware: effective January 1, 2018, the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) (“PBA”) was amended to give the Ontario pension regulator the authority to impose administrative monetary...

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2018 Federal Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

5 mars 2018 | Kim Ozubko

On February 27, 2018, the Canadian government released its 2018 Federal Budget: Equality and Growth for a Strong Middle Class (the “2018 Budget”). In this post, we highlight the measures in the 2018 Budget that relate to pensions and benefits....

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