Home Pensions Page 324

Top Stories in Pensions

How the TFSA may change the pension landscape

How the TFSA may change the pension landscape

In its last budget, the federal government introduced the tax-free savings account (TFSA), a completely new tax-sheltered investment vehicle. Although presented more in the context…

Group Tax-Free Savings Accounts on the Way

The tax-free savings account (TFSA) is expected to be a hit when it comes into effect in 2009, but it seems individual Canadians won’t be…

  • By: Jody White
  • July 2, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff July 01, 2008 | Brooke Smith ESG issues are front and centre as pension plans try to balance responsible investing with maximizing…

System Failure

How the lack of financial market regulations failed asset-backed commercial paper. As the credit crisis continues to unfold, the international debate over the regulation of…

In Good Company

In Good Company July 01, 2008 | Jordan Berger How organizations can work together to incorporate ESG into their investment strategies by following the Principles…

The Greater Good

With more than $400 billion in Canadian pension assets under socially responsible investment policies, SRI is an idea whose time has come. Canadian pension assets…

Trust Law and Pension Plans: Part II

In the first instalment of this article, we looked at the impact of traditional trust law concepts on pension disputes, and saw how the application…

Pensions For All

Keith Ambachtsheer seems to have a lot of friends these days. Ever since the renowned pension consultant published The Canada Supplementary Pension Plan (CSPP): Towards…

  • By: Jody White
  • June 27, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Nortel Class Action: Pension and Retiree Benefits

An employee of Nortel Networks Corporation and Nortel Networks Limited launched a class action on June 24, 2008 claiming damages and other relief for Nortel…

Nortel Faces Lawsuit Over Changes to Pension Plan

An Ottawa-based law firm has commenced a national class action lawsuit on behalf of Nortel employees across the country regarding changes made to the telecom…

Trust Law and Pension Plans—An Evolution in Progress

Trust Law and Pension Plans—An Evolution in Progress June 23, 2008 | Ian McSweeney and Douglas Rienzo As all pension practitioners know, the provision of…

The implications of TFSAs and phased retirement

The implications of TFSAs and phased retirement

Plan sponsors would do well to familiarize themselves with the new legislation regarding tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) and phased retirement, according to experts.

  • By: Jody White
  • June 19, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Closed, But Not Forgotten

In recent years, a number of Canadian companies have closed their defined benefit (DB) pension plans, setting up defined contribution (DC) arrangements for new hires.…

Tips for helping staff piece together their retirement income puzzle

Retirement income can be sliced into three broad categories: what an individual receives from their employer, what they receive from the government and everything else.…

Pension benefits continue to lead growth in Canadian insurance industry: CLHIA

Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00

DC plan member education increasingly important: report

Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:38

Canada’s pension system gets top grades in new benchmark

Canada’s pension system was ranked first overall among 15 countries in the Global Pension Transparency Benchmark. It ranked Canadian funds first in governance, citing the…

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 15:00

Pension regulators step up amid turmoil

For almost a year now, federal and provincial pension regulators have been busily trying to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic’s effects. Regulators have never been more…

Sanofi joining CAAT’s DBplus pension

Two unions representing nearly 1,000 employees of Sanofi Canada are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Both Unifor Local 1701…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

PIAC comments on FSRA’s plan for missing plan members

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is expressing its support for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s draft guidelines for pension plan sponsors dealing…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 09:30

Four trends in group retirement, investment programs

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting many trends in group retirement and investment programs, pushing the industry to be flexible and quick with some of the newer offerings.…

  • September 22, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 08:45

Alberta’s LAPP introducing new pension portal for members

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is introducing a new secure section of its website where plan members can log in, access their personal account and…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

CPPIB appointing John Graham as CEO following resignation of Mark Machin

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing John Graham (pictured) as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Mark Machin. Graham was…

Canadian employer pension plans’ asset value rebounds to $2.12 trillion: report

The market value of assets held by Canadian employer pension plans increased to $2.12 trillion in the third quarter of 2020, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021
  • 10:00

Blake Hutcheson succeeds Michael Latimer as OMERS’ CEO

As reported in December 2019, Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:13