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How New 897(l) Regulations Provide Clarity To Canadian Pension Funds
•With the release of Proposed Regulations on June 6, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department has taken a major step toward clarifying certain key components of the Section 897(l) exception of the U.S.
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Doing Business In Canada
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Canada
2 Oct 2018
3
Goodbye Ontario Solvency Funding (In Part)!
Ontario announced major changes to defined benefit pension plans registered in the province, moving away from traditional solvency funding requirements and providing an employer discharge for buy-out annuities
Canada
25 May 2017
4
Court Rejects U.S. Pension Claim In Canadian CCAA Proceeding
In a precedent-setting decision, Justice Fitzpatrick of the British Columbia Supreme Court held that a U.S. multi-employer pension plan's claim for $1.25 billion against Canadian CCAA debtors was invalid.
Canada
8 May 2017
5
FSRA, Ontario's New Pensions Regulator, Takes Shape
On November 16th, the Ontario government introduced draft framework legislation to establish a new financial services and pensions regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority Act, 2016...
Canada
23 Nov 2016
6
On The Path To Change: Ontario Fall Economic Statement 2016
The direction of pensions law in Ontario just became a little clearer. In its Fall Economic Statement released on November 14, 2016, the Government of Ontario outlined a number of existing and new initiatives...
Canada
21 Nov 2016
7
U.S. Department Of Labour Fiduciary Rule Survives First Legal Challenge
On November 5, 2016, the United States Department of Labour's Fiduciary Rule for retirement accounts survived the first of a series of legal challenges at U.S. District Court in California.
Canada
17 Nov 2016
8
Bill C-27 To Add Annuity Purchase Provisions To The PBSA
On October 19, 2016, Bill C-27 was introduced in the House of Commons. The big news from the introduction was that Bill C-27, if passed, would amend the federal Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.
Canada
17 Nov 2016
9
Target Benefit Plans Soon To Be Available For Federally Regulated Employers
The federal government announced yesterday proposed changes to the federal Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (the "PBSA") to permit federally-regulated employers to offer target benefit plans.
Canada
27 Oct 2016
10
CPP Enhancement is Coming
On October 6, 2016 the government introduced Bill C-26, which sets out amendments to enhance the Canada Pension Plan.
Canada
17 Oct 2016
11
Proposed GST/HST Amendments Relating To Pension Plans
On July 22, 2016 (the Announcement Date), the Department of Finance released a package of draft legislative amendments that includes proposed changes to the existing GST/HST rules...
Canada
16 Aug 2016
12
Legal And Industry Opposition To U.S. Fiduciary Rule May Be A Harbinger Of Developments In Canada With Proposed Introduction Of Best Interest Standard
In their complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the DOL lacked jurisdiction to make the Fiduciary Rule which they say will harm, rather than protect, retirement investors.
Canada
19 Jul 2016
13
An Expanded CPP Protects The Adequacy And Security Of Retirement Savings For Canadians
On June 20, 2016, Canada's finance minister and several provincial finance ministers announced their agreement in principle to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) starting January 1, 2019.
Canada
4 Jul 2016
14
The ORPP Is Taking Form – What The Introduction Of Bill 186 Means For Your Organization
Subject to certain exceptions, all of your Ontario employees will be required to participate in the ORPP if they do not participate in a "workplace pension plan that is comparable to the ORPP."
Canada
18 May 2016
15
Pension Announcements In The 2016 Federal Budget – What You Need To Know
In the 2016 Federal Budget (the "Budget") released on March 22, 2016, the federal government made several announcements regarding the supervision of federally-regulated pension plans...
Canada
4 Apr 2016
16
The ORPP Is Coming! Is Your Organization Prepared?
As discussed in a previous Osler Update, the Ontario government continues to move forward with the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).
Canada
16 Mar 2016
17
DC SIPPs And ESG Factors – FSCO Investment Guidance Notes Provide Useful Information For Plan Administrators (Part II)
In Part I of this series, I discussed the Financial Services Commission of Ontario's (FSCO) Investment Guidance Note IGN-003 which provides guidance on the preparation of a Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures
Canada
6 Nov 2015
18
Rethinking Plan Design & Funding: Pension Innovation In Canada
Pension plan design possibilities are evolving in various jurisdictions across the country.
Canada
5 Nov 2015
19
Recovering Pension Overpayments May Get Even Harder
Plan fiduciaries have become more aggressive in their attempts to recover mistaken overpayments to retirees.
Canada
4 Nov 2015
20
DC SIPPs And ESG Factors – FSCO Investment Guidance Notes Provide Useful Information For Plan Administrators (Part I)
As we noted in a previous blog post, effective January 1, 2016 pension plan administrators must file their Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP) with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).
Canada
3 Nov 2015
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