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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
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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.…

The Royal Mail Group’s road to offering U.K. employees a collective DC plan

The Royal Mail Group Ltd. will soon make history in the United Kingdom by becoming the first employer to sponsor an entirely new type of…

Revisiting TDFs in the aftermath of market chaos

As a new decade revs up, is it time for capital accumulation plan sponsors to revisit the investment vehicles they offer? According to a recent…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 10:24

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:46

FSRA advising DB MEPPs on governance, risk-management practices

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is issuing leading practices for the province’s defined benefit multi-employer pension plans, in the areas of governance, risk management and…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2021 March 30, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario’s budget highlights pension benefits, ongoing support for employers and employees

In its 2021 budget on Wednesday, the Ontario government said it’s requiring pension plan administrators to calculate and report their plan’s claim exposure to the…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2021 March 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian MEPPs facing challenges due to provincial funding requirements, plan growth

Canada’s multi-employer pension plans are facing a wide range of challenges, from funding requirements to future growth, according to a recent webinar hosted by the…

Women retiring two years later, with 30 per cent less wealth, than men: report

Although women must work two years longer than men to be retirement ready, they still retire with 30 per cent less wealth than their male…

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2021 March 10, 2021
  • 17:37

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 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

Via Rail, Unifor deal increases employer contributions for hybrid-pension plan members

The union representing Via Rail Canada Inc. employees has ratified a new agreement that will increase employer contributions for members of the company’s hybrid pension…

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2021 April 12, 2021
  • 09:00

Ontario Teachers’ investing in legal tech co., supporting franchise operator’s expansion

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is getting into the legal technology business after agreeing to a strategic investment in software provider Miratech. Miratech’s legal and…

Stock options driving loyalty, hard work among employees: study

Employees that include company stock in their overall financial planning are more loyal and have a higher output level, according to new research conducted in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 17, 2021 March 17, 2021
  • 09:00