Lesha Van Der Bij

Lesha Van Der Bij

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Federal Government Releases Next Round of Proposed Regulatory Amendments

Last Friday, the federal government released the next round of proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, which will change or enact new provisions regarding plan investments, defined contribution (DC)...more

9/24/2014 - Canada Employee Benefits Pension Reform Pensions

Alberta Pension Reform: Getting Started on Plan Compliance Amendments

Effective September 1, 2014, the new Alberta Employment Pension Plans Act (New EPPA) and Employment Pension Plans Regulation (New Regulation) came into force. Pension plans registered in Alberta, as well as plans registered...more

9/11/2014 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Canada Compliance Employee Benefits Pension

Ontario Government Committed to Improving Pensions Through Extensive and Innovative Measures

The 21st century workforce needs a modern retirement income system, but Ontario and Canada have a 20th century system in place. That is why Ontario is taking a leadership role in addressing this pressing issue....more

5/2/2014 - Canada Pensions Retirement

CRA Announcements re Regulation of Registered Pension Plans

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Registered Plans Directorate (RPD) recently made two announcements that plan sponsors and administrators should be aware of: (i) a project to assess the compliance of DB plans; and (ii) a...more

12/6/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Compliance CRA Employee Benefits Pensions Plan Administrators

Ontario Budget 2013 – More Pension Reform to Come

In today’s budget, the Ontario government announced that it is continuing with its pension reform agenda, but it is not all “old news”. Perhaps of most interest to employers and plan administrators will be the government’s...more

5/3/2013 - Canada Pensions Pooled Registration Pension Plans

Indalex: What Are the Pension Implications?

On February 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers, a case which pitted the claims of pensioners against those of secured creditors in...more

2/13/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors CCAA Debtors-in-Possession Defined Benefit Plans Fiduciary Duty Indalex Insolvency Pension Benefits Act Pensions Statutory Deemed Trusts

Indalex: What Are the Pension Implications?

“When a business becomes insolvent, many interests are at risk. Creditors may not be able to recover their debts, investors may lose their investments and employees may lose their jobs. If the business is the sponsor of an...more

2/11/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Commercial Bankruptcy Fiduciary Duty Indalex Pension Benefits Act Pensions Secured Creditors United Steelworkers

Ontario Pension Plans Will be Permitted to Use Letters of Credit

Effective January 1, 2013, certain Ontario employers will be able to use letters of credit to fund their pension plans’ solvency deficiencies....more

12/4/2012 - Pension Benefits Act

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