Jordan Fremont Quoted in Benefits Canada on the Target-Benefits Pension Bill

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Jordan Fremont in an October 10, 2017 article titled “Can the Feds Overcome Labour Opposition to Pass Target-Benefit Pension Bill?” The article outlines three common myths about target-benefit plans including the risk and uncertainty for employees and pensioners, to which Jordan notes, “the extent to which [defined benefits] are guaranteed ultimately depends on the wherewithal of the funds and, where the fund isn’t sufficient, the financial stability of the sponsor.”

Blog Post Written by Stephanie Kalinowski, Natasha Monkman and Adrian Scotchmer Mentioned in Benefits and Pensions Monitor on AMPing up Enforcement: Ontario’s Pension Regulator Gets New Teeth

An FTR Now written by Hicks Morley’s Stephanie Kalinowski, Natasha Monkman and Adrian Scotchmer was mentioned in the October 4, 2017 Benefits and Pensions Monitor Daily News Alert. The alert summarizes the FTR Now titled “AMPing up Enforcement: Ontario’s Pension Regulator Gets New Teeth”, which discusses the new administrative money penalty regime applicable to registered Pension Plans in Ontario.

Change on the Horizon: Ontario Pension Plan Funding Reform is Coming Soon

Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced proposed reforms to pension plan funding that will have a significant impact on employers and plan administrators with plans registered in Ontario. These changes are expected to be part of the government’s Fall agenda, and will be of particular interest to employers who provide single employer defined benefit (DB) pension plans or participate in multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs) in Ontario.

Canadian Bar Association Pensions and Benefits Law Section Publishes an Article by Natasha Monkman on Implementing Intentions: Recent Pension Division Jurisprudence

Hicks Morley’s Natasha Monkman authored an article for the Canadian Bar Association Pensions and Benefits Law Section titled “Implementing intentions: Recent pension division jurisprudence”. The article explores pension divisions upon marriage breakdown and reviews two recent cases in which the court was called upon to enforce existing court orders..