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Partner, Pensions and Benefits, Montréal

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Pensions and Benefits Law examines issues that affect national and multinational employers, pension plan sponsors and administrators, public sector pension funds and financial institutions. We tackle the Canadian and U.S. legal and regulatory aspects of pension plans and employee benefits plans.

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Blog Dec 18, 2023

‘Material IT risk’ reporting requirement for Ontario pension plans goes live April 1, 2024

Ontario's Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) finalizes its guidance on IT risk management for pension plan administrators and other r...

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‘Material IT risk’ reporting requirement for Ontario pension plans goes live April 1, 2024
Blog Nov 8, 2022

Are pension plan administrators legally required to consider climate change?

According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, the science is now settled that human behaviou...

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Are pension plan administrators legally required to consider climate change?
Blog Aug 16, 2022

CAPSA releases draft guidelines on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in pension plan management

On June 9, 2022, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) released for consultation a draft guideline titled CAPSA Guid...

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CAPSA releases draft guidelines on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in pension plan management
Blog Jun 28, 2022

With rising interest rates, you may have a pension surplus and available options

An Osler blog looks at how rising interest rates may lead some companies with defined benefit pension plans to be in the enviable position of having a...

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With rising interest rates, you may have a pension surplus and available options
Blog Jun 24, 2022

Understanding TCFD from a pension plan perspective

On December 4, 2015, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD was...

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Understanding TCFD from a pension plan perspective
Blog Mar 4, 2022

FSRA proposes interpretation level guidance on Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund assessment calculations and deadlines

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) has proposed guidance on  acceptable valuation dates and for deadlines for assessme...

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FSRA proposes interpretation level guidance on Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund assessment calculations and deadlines
Blog Feb 15, 2022

Ottawa releases draft legislation to fix contribution errors in defined contribution pension plans

On February 4, 2022, the Department of Finance released for public comment a set of draft legislative proposals to implement previously announced tax ...

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Ottawa releases draft legislation to fix contribution errors in defined contribution pension plans
Blog Feb 1, 2022

OSFI announces intention to release climate risk management guidance

On January 14, 2022, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced via press release that it intends to release later th...

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OSFI announces intention to release climate risk management guidance
Blog Jan 24, 2022

Bank of Canada and OSFI release findings of joint pilot project on climate change transition risk scenarios

Osler lawyer Jonathan Wypych provides his analysis of the Bank of Canada and OSFI’s joint final report on their pilot climate scenario analysis ...

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Bank of Canada and OSFI release findings of joint pilot project on climate change transition risk scenarios
Blog Jan 10, 2022

The Ontario government enacts first ever whistleblower protection in the Canadian pension regulatory sector

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has enacted amendments that introduce the first ever whistleblower protection in the Canadian p...

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The Ontario government enacts first ever whistleblower protection in the Canadian pension regulatory sector