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Predictions of the demise of defined benefit pension plans are premature. The reality is DB is still alive and well in the public sector, with a growing number of multi-employer plans making the promise of financial certainty in retirement provided by DB pensions available to private sector employers of all sizes. What’s under threat is […]

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A typical Canadian defined benefit pension plan’s funded position improved on a solvency basis and decreased on an accounting basis in April as a result of the strong performance of domestic equities and decreases in bond yields, according to a new report by Telus Health. During the month, the solvency of the typical Canadian DB […]

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  • May 11, 2023 May 11, 2023
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A controversial law giving super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members during plan windups and insolvencies is coming into effect after receiving royal assent from Governor General Mary Simon. While Bill C-228 received royal assent at the end of April, most of its measures won’t come into force for another four years. However, the requirement […]

The bill is a divisive one, with the pension industry concerned about the future of corporate-sponsored defined benefit pension plans and an association representing plan members firmly in its favour. Todd Saulnier, board president, the Association of Canadian Pension Management While Bill C-228 on its own may not spell the end of all DB plans, […]

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a scandal-ridden French home care company for €26.1 million — 6.18 per cent of the value of the initial investment. The move follows a restructuring agreement that provides Orpea Groupe’s bondholders with control of the majority of its equity. As part of the terms, other […]

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  • March 21, 2023 March 21, 2023
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A bill that would give super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members during plan windups and insolvencies is likely to be passed by the senate because the pension sector hasn’t provided viable alternatives, says Mike Powell, president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners. On Feb. 8, 2023, Powell delivered a presentation in support of Bill […]

A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority in the event of a plan sponsor’s insolvency passed in the House of Commons last week, furthering division among stakeholders on whether the legislation will cause more harm than good in the long term. The Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Chamber of […]

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The Pension Investment Association of Canada is reiterating its concerns about Bill C-228, which was designed to protect members of defined benefit pension plans during windups. “PIAC shares the same concern as the [House of Commons] standing committee on finance that pension security is paramount for our members,” wrote Peter Waite, executive director of the […]

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  • October 25, 2022 October 24, 2022
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An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit plan members was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Amendments to insolvency legislation would secure DB pensions, […]

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is urging parliamentarians to vote down a bill that would provide super-priority to defined benefit pension plan members in the event of a plan sponsor’s insolvency. In an open letter to the House of Commons standing committee on finance, the ACPM said Bill C-228 could make it expensive or impossible […]

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  • October 20, 2022 October 19, 2022
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