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EPPA Update 20-01: COVID-19 Relief Measures

Superintendent’s List of Financial Institutions Offering Locked-In Pension Products

EPPA Update: Employment Pension Plans Act and Regulation Amendments

Regulation 160/2019, Pension Plans Regulation (Family Property) Amendment Regulation

Pension accrual for marriage breakdown purposes should end at the date of separation
Lux v. Lux, 2019 ABCA 454

Bill 22, Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions and Government Enterprises Act, 2019


PENS 20-001, FAQ on Defined Benefit Funding Requirements
Order in Council 148/20, 2020 Agreement Respecting Multi-Jurisdictional Pension Plans
Sharing of survivor benefits
Kraft v. Kraft, 2020 BCSC 283
BCFSA COVID-19: Relief Measures for Pension Plans in British Columbia
BCFSA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
BC Financial Services Authority 2020/21 – 2022/23 Service Plan

New Pensions, Mortgage Broker, and Insurance Company Fee Structures

Defined Benefit Funding Requirements and Related Amendments

Order in Council No. 649, Pension Benefits Standards Regulation, B.C. Reg 71/2015

BC Financial Services Authority Launches Operations

Letter to FICOM Stakeholders

News Release: Updated framework better protects people’s finances

Pensions Bulletin: E-Filing Systems and Communication Update


Government introduces legislation that would change The Pension Benefits Act
Bill 8, The Pension Benefits Amendment Act


Amendment to Directive No. 16 – Interest on Contributions, effective October 1, 2019


Extension of Deadlines for Annual Information Returns and Actuarial Valuation Reports
Province Introduces Regulations to Amend Pension Benefits

FSRA - Building a Foundation for Regulatory Effectiveness
Pension release clause was not voided by the Parties’ reconciliation
Miaskowski v. MacIntyre, 2020 ONCA 178
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Frequently Asked Questions – March 20, 2020
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Announces Electronic Payment Options Now Available
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Announces Changes to Regulatory Requirements due to COVID-19
Conversion of various university pension plans into jointly sponsored pension plans
Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the “Act”) - alleged violations of certain sections of the Act
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Division 660 v Bombardier Transportation - North America, 2020 CanLII 12641 (ON LRB)
Plan’s definition of Pension Index in respect to the calculation of the cost-of-living adjustment
Austin v Bell Canada, 2020 ONCA 142
Supervisory Approach for Single Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans that are Actively
Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council Recommendations to Amend Ontario's Business Law Statutes
FSRA Accepted in the Global Financial Innovations Network
Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 (Section 29)

Variable Benefits under the Pension Benefits Act: New provisions and Regulations
Bill 57; Bill 127; Bill 177; Bill 91; Regulation 368/19; Regulation 369/19; and Regulation 370/19

Pension Benefits Act - Pension benefits as an asset that can be gifted or bequeathed
Meloche v Meloche, 2019 ONSC 6143

Regulation 335/19, Purchase of Pension Benefits from an Insurance Company - Section 43.1 of the Act - Regulation 335/19 and Regulation 193/18

FSRA Issues a New Guidance Framework to Clarify Requirements in Regulated Sectors

Approach to Requirements after Certain Annuity Purchases for Defined Benefit Plans


Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Announcement
Deadline Extensions for Pension Plans
Regulation 78/2019, the Municipal Employees’ Pension (Contribution Rates) Amendment Regulations, 2019
Change of a beneficiary designation using the form prescribed by the pension plan
Nickel v Gerbrandt, 2019 SKQB 117


New rates applicable for certain service buy-backs under public sector plans
2019 Annual Information Return – Simplified pension plans
Recommendation regarding the CANSIM V122515 series
Retraite Québec’s 2020 Action Plan
Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation
O.C. 1107-2019, Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans
O.C. 955-2019, Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act
Regulations respecting applicable percentages for the purposes of levying the assessment on
employers personally liable for the payment of benefits for 2020

Bill 38, An Act amending certain Acts establishing public sector pension plans

Proposed Pension Sector Guiding Principles

Applying for your retirement pension: it’s easy!

Definition of Spouse

Simulated Partition of Employment Earnings

Statement of Participation

Refund of contribution overpayments following the regularization of employment for
public-sector pension plans

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