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What's New in Pension and Benefits – April 2021

  • April 12, 2021
  • Michael Long and Simon Laxon, Willis Towers Watson

Highlights of this newsletter include one pension-related item in the Ontario 2021 Budget relating to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF), a number of new guidance documents and publications from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), policy updates from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and new FAQs and directives from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

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What's New in Pension and Benefits – October 2020

  • October 08, 2020
  • Michael Long and Simon Laxon, Willis Towers Watson

This quarterly update provides the latest legislative pension and benefit changes in Ontario and Federally, regulatory updates from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, and the Canada Revenue Agency, as well as relevant case law developments.

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What’s New in Pension and Benefits – June 2020

  • June 05, 2020
  • Simon Laxon and Michael Long, Willis Towers Watson

This quarterly update focuses on further Ontario legislative developments on new FSRA guidance and communications resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Federal developments are also covered, and several new case law updates are provided.

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Q&A with Kathryn Bush, OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions & Benefits Law Recipient

Q&A with Kathryn Bush, OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions & Benefits Law Recipient

  • May 24, 2020

Kathryn Bush, Partner, Blakes, is being honoured this year with the OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions & Benefits Law for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of pensions and benefits law. Gain a glimpse of what motivates her and how she is making a difference in her area of practice in this candid Q&A.

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What’s New in Pension and Benefits - April 2020

  • April 07, 2020
  • Simon Laxon and Michael Long, Willis Towers Watson

This quarterly update focuses primarily on Ontario legislation and FSRA communications resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have also covered the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision Austin v. Bell Canada, overturning the earlier Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision which we covered in our October 2019 Newsletter.

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What’s New in Pension and Benefits – January 2020

  • January 17, 2020
  • Simon Laxon and Michael Long, Willis Towers Watson

This quarterly update covers important amendments to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PBA) and its regulations, several new communications and updates issued by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), and an update from the Canada Revenue Agency.

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What’s New in Pension and Benefits – October 2019

  • October 04, 2019
  • Simon Laxon and Michael Long, Willis Towers Watson

Updates on the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Ontario government draft regulations on electronic communications, Income Tax Act changes, CRA publications, and recent decisions from Ontario, including the Nortel decision from the Financial Services Tribunal.

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What's New in Pension and Benefits - May 2019

  • May 21, 2019
  • Evan Shapiro, Simon Laxon and Michelle Rival, Willis Towers Watson

Ontario's April budget, variable benefits and annuity purchase regulations, FSCO surplus polices and FAQs and CAPSA DB funding recommendations and priorities for 2019-2022.

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What's New in Pensions and Benefits - January 2019

  • February 14, 2019
  • Evan Shapiro and Michelle Rival

PBGF changes, Member Disclosure, FSCO Guidance on Excess Contributions, Benefit Improvements, and the Meaning of a “Closed Plan”, JSPP Amendments, Proposed FSRA Budget and Priorities and Follow-up on FRSA Consultation on Fees and Assessments, CAPSA Guidelines Released.

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