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The Régie Strikes Back

Golf fans everywhere know that Tiger Woods really doesn’t like to lose. Neither, apparently, does Quebec’s pensions regulator, the Régie des rentes du Québec. A…

Employees Bear Risk in DB Plans, Too: Study

The common assumption that plan sponsors are the only ones who bear the investment risk in defined benefit (DB) pension plans isn’t true as employees…

Burke v. HBC: Raising More Questions Than It Answers?

While initial reaction to the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the Burke v. Hudson’s Bay Company case was positive from those who represent plan…

Don’t miss this golden opportunity

How to convert a disclosure requirement into a communications solution. It’s that time of year again—time for plan sponsors with a December 31st year-end to…

Canada’s Pension System Requires Government Intervention, says Lamoureux

Defined benefit (DB) pension plans will soon be a thing of the past for the majority of Canadians, and a national summit is needed to…

  • By: Jody White
  • June 3, 2008 September 13, 2019
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On Guard

Canadian pension plans are once again grappling with low interest rates and falling markets. However, they’ve learned from past experience and are armed with new…

The Law: Joint Action

The case for a principles-based regulatory pension system for single-employer pension plans governed by both plan members and plan sponsors. The search for a better…

On Target?

Faced with the age-old problem of plan member disengagement and the heightened risk of employee litigation, plan sponsors are starting to turn to target date…

A Guide to the Glide Path

Glide path philosophy has become a big issue in the U.S., confirms Janet Rabovsky, practice leader, investment consulting, with Watson Wyatt Worldwide. While each target…

Time for a Supplementary Pension Plan: Study

Canadians could have adequate savings during retirement if a government-backed supplementary pension plan were created, according to a study by the C.D. Howe Institute. In…

90% of Retirement Income is from Investment Returns

For those who believe that investment contributions during the working years constitute the bulk of retirement income, think again. New research suggests that up to…

  • By: Jody White
  • May 29, 2008 September 13, 2019
  • 00:00

Decision Time for Teachers’ Plan Sponsors

Sometimes success can be a double-edged sword. Just ask Jim Leech, president and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. With $108.5 billion in assets…

  • By: Jody White
  • May 28, 2008 September 13, 2019
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OECP to Submit Report by End of October

The Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions (OECP) will submit its report to the province by the end of October, a few weeks later than expected,…

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