The union that represents NHL players doesn’t want its Ontario members – the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators – to be forced to pay into the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, according to an article on CBC.

According to the story, NHL players already have a generous pension plan, but it is set up under U.S. law, which could make it more difficult to qualify as a “comparable workplace pension.”

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Under the ORPP, which is set to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2018, Ontario employees who have what is considered a comparable plan can apply for exemption.

MPP Mitzie Hunter, the minister in charge of the pension plan, told CBC the NHL teams would have to go through a verification process to get an exemption, just like any other employer.

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According to the article, players for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays have so far not applied for an ORPP exception.

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