Category: Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation

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Pensions Newsletter – December 2014

December 1, 2014

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group.  …

Alert: Proposed Changes to Federal Pension Fund Investment Regulations

September 23, 2014

  On September 19, 2014, the federal Department of Finance released draft regulations that if adopted would amend various provisions in the pension fund investment regulations contained in Schedule III of the regulations under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (Federal Investment Regulations).   Given that the Federal Investment Regulations are also incorporated into a number of different pension benefits statutes…

Pensions Newsletter – September 2014

September 1, 2014

Welcome to the seventh issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….

Alberta’s New Pension Legislation to Take Effect September 1, 2014

July 23, 2014

On July 22, 2014, the Alberta government approved the long-awaited regulations to its new Employment Pension Plans Act (New Act). The New Act was passed in late 2012, but has not yet come into force, pending release of the regulations. The government has indicated that both the New Act and its regulations will now take effect on September 1, 2014….

Is CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Coming to Canada?

July 23, 2014

INTRODUCTION Last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a proposal that would require U.S. public companies to disclose the ratio of CEO annual compensation to median employee annual compensation. Similarly, the European Commission is proposing the adoption of rules requiring certain publicly traded companies to report CEO pay ratios.   Proposals to use and disclose vertical benchmarking…

Alert: Ontario Reintroduces 2014 Budget with Provisions Affecting Pensions

July 15, 2014

  On July 14, 2014, the Ontario government reintroduced its budget that it had originally tabled on May 1, 2014, which lists a number of key pensions-related matters, including the introduction of the Ontario Registered Pension Plan that supplements the Canada Pension Plan; a legislative framework for Pooled Registered Pension Plans; consultation on target benefit plans; reforms for defined benefit…

Alert: Ontario Reintroduces 2014 Budget with Provisions Affecting Pensions

July 15, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the Ontario government reintroduced its budget that it had originally tabled on May 1, 2014, which lists a number of key pensions-related matters, including the introduction of the Ontario Registered Pension Plan that supplements the Canada Pension Plan; a legislative framework for Pooled Registered Pension Plans; consultation on target benefit plans; reforms for defined benefit pension…

Pensions Newsletter – June 2014

June 1, 2014

Welcome to the sixth issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice.  For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group.​ In This…

Alberta Has ‘Hit the Pause Button’ on Latest Pension Reforms

May 9, 2014

  On May 6, 2014, Alberta President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Doug Horner announced the provincial government’s intention to “briefly hit the pause button” on two pieces of pension reform legislation that were introduced in April. As discussed in a previous Blakes Bulletin: Two New Bills Bring More Changes to Alberta’s Pension Legislation, Bills 9 and 10 were…

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