Natasha Monkman Quoted in Benefits Canada on FOI Cases Piercing Veil of Pension Plan Secrecy
Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman in a September 5, 2017 article titled “FOI cases piercing veil of pension plan secrecy.”
The article notes that pension plan administrators have traditionally viewed financial information filed with their provincial regulators as strictly confidential. However, in recent cases, unions and third parties have sought to use freedom of information requests to obtain access to actuarial documents.
“Some of them have had at least partial success in pushing the limits. I think we’re at a watershed moment. It’s a growing area, and I think more third parties will be looking to get around the privacy of this information in the same way,” Natasha said.