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    Meghan is an associate in the firm’s Pension and Employee Benefits Group. She acts for boards of trustees and other sponsors of pension and benefit plans in the private and public sectors in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and ...

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As financial markets became turbulent and many plan sponsors were forced to alter their businesses due to COVID-19 precautions, pension regulators across Canada responded by announcing special measures to help protect the interests of pension plan members, assist pension plan ...

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In 2019, the federal government announced its intention to amend the tax rules for Specified Multi Employer Plans (SMEPs) to prohibit contributions in respect of employees over age 71 and re-employed retirees. Two years later, the government is moving ahead with these changes.

While these rules are not yet in force, the legislation that will enact those rules (Bill C-30

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In April, the Government of Canada released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Characterized as a plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery to benefit all Canadians, it contained several measures that will impact pension and benefit plans.

The first steps to implementing many of these measures were taken ...

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, pension regulators across Canada have been announcing special measures to help protect the interests of pension plan members, assist pension plan administrators and ensure the ongoing financial health of pension plans, particularly given the negative impact that current financial market conditions have had on the funded status of ...

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In response to COVID-19, the federal government and the provinces have introduced various measures to mitigate the financial impact across the country. One of these measures is the introduction of a new type of type of unpaid, job-protected leave related to COVID-19.

As of the date of this bulletin, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince ...

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On March 19, 2019, the Federal Government tabled its latest budget, which introduces changes to the tax rules applicable to contributions to Specified Multi Employer Plans (SMEPs) in respect of employees over age 71 and re-employed retirees. On July 30, 2019, the draft legislative proposals to implement these changes were released for public comment.

What are the Current ...

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