Knowledge & Insights
On June 29, 2017, the government of Ontario announced a target benefit framework for collectively bargained Ontario multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs).
On April 27, 2017, Ontario released its 2017 Budget. The Budget includes a number of important announcements of future changes to Ontario pension legislation and regulation.
On October 19, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-27, which will permit the establishment of target benefit plans (TBPs) by federally regulated employers, for both single and multi-employer pension plans.
Toronto Star: A ‘defined benefits’ pension plan offers significant advantages over the increasingly common ‘defined contribution’ plan.
Benefits & Pension Monitor News: The Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia (FICOM) has clarified the requirement for union consent when a plan provision is converted to a target benefit provision, says a Morneau Shepell "...
In August 2016, the Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia (FICOM) released Bulletin 16-006 titled “Clarification of Union Consent Requirement for Target Benefit Plan Conversions” (the “Bulletin”).
On March 15, 2016, the Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia (FICOM) released Bulletin 16-001: Guideline for Converting Plans from Defined Benefit to Target Benefit (the “Bulletin”).
On July 24, 2015, the Ontario government released its consultation paper titled Regulatory Reform for Target Benefit Multi-Employer Pension Plans (“consultation paper”).
On April 21, 2015, the Federal Government released its 2015 Economic Action Plan (the “Budget”). The Budget includes a number of announcements relating to retirement and benefit plans.
On April 23, 2015, the Ontario Government introduced its 2015 budget (the “Budget”).