Ontario’s Bill 70: The New Face of Pension Regulation Revealed

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 (Bill 70). Bill 70 is omnibus legislation that includes various pension-related initiatives, including substantive changes to certain pension minimum standards…

Ontario Proposes Significant Overhaul of Pension Regulatory Framework

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, omnibus legislation that would, among other things: enact the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Act, 2016 to establish a new framework for the creation of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), replacing both…

Extended Solvency Relief for Broader Public Sector Plans

On October 31, 2016, the Ontario government filed new regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to implement additional solvency funding relief for certain broader public sector (BPS) plans. Subsequent solvency funding relief re stage two. Effective October 31, 2016, O. Reg. 350/16, amending O. Reg. 178/11 (Solvency Funding Relief For Certain Public Sector Pension…