Webinar (March 2019)

Hosted by the ACPM Federal Council

Enhancing Retirement Security

In late 2018 and the beginning of 2019, the federal government conducted a consultation entitled “Enhancing Retirement Security for Canadians” in which it proposed certain measures aimed at improving the likelihood that private sector defined benefit pension plans could deliver on their promised benefits, even in the event of an employer insolvency. A broad range of measures were proposed, including prioritizing pension deficits ahead of secured creditors, solvency reserve accounts, measures to enhance transparency and improve corporate governance, restrictions on executive bonuses and corporate dividends, and others.

If implemented, several of the proposals could affect plan sponsors across Canada; others could affect federally regulated sponsors or federally incorporated corporations only - ACPM participated actively in the consultation.
Our webinar panelists will:
  • Give an overview of the items on which the federal government consulted, and discuss the ACPM’s position;
  • Highlight the ACPM’s recommendation that the government consider a pooled lifetime retirement income fund (PLRIF) as an alternative vehicle for winding up an underfunded pension plan that may lead to better long term outcomes for retirees versus immediate wind up through insured annuities; and
  • Discuss the corporate and insolvency aspects of the consultation and how the proposals, if implemented, could affect both healthy plan sponsors and those that are struggling financially.
DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
TIME: 12:00pm–1:00pm ET

Todd Saulnier
Chair, ACPM National Policy Committee; Principal, Mercer

Serge Charbonneau
Member, ACPM National Policy Committee
Member, ACPM Federal Council
Member, ACPM Quebec Regional Council

Raj S. Sahni
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Plan Sponsor* non-Members = $60.00 plus applicable taxes
Non-Members - $80.00 plus applicable taxes

To Register for this valuable webinar, please click HERE.

* = Plan Sponsor, Administrators, Trustees and Government Employees

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