The long-awaited report from the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions (OECP) will be released on Nov. 20.

Harry Arthurs, the chair of the commission will conduct a briefing that morning in Toronto.

The Government of Ontario set up the OECP more than two years ago in order to review pension law for the first time in two decades.

Other provinces soon followed suit. British Columbia and Alberta joined forces to set up their own joint panel while Nova Scotia created a panel of its own.

The OECP was asked to review province’s pension system to determine how best to ensure that plan members and pensioners have plans they can rely upon through consultation with individuals and groups across the province.

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The members of the panel are: Bob Baldwin, a consultant and former research director at the Canadian Labour Congress; Kathryn Bush, a lawyer in the pension and employee benefits group of Blake, Cassels and Graydon; Murray Gold, a lawyer with Koskie Minsky who practices in pension and employee benefits, and related insolvency law; and Ian Markham, director of pension innovation at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. will have coverage of the report on Thursday and industry reaction in the following days.

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