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Ontario Bar Association Institute: Pensions an Benefits Law – What to Expect in 2020

Event Details

February 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON


It is often said that hindsight is 20/20, but in our profession, we need the tools and information to form a clear view of what is ahead. Let’s make 2020 the year of excellent foresight. Our experienced faculty of pensions and benefits practitioners will look back on recent trends and developments in this area of the law, and share their insights on what to expect in the year ahead. Our expert panel will discuss:

  • The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA)’s first eight months: its successes, challenges and opportunities
  • Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act to facilitate the conversion of Health and Welfare Trusts into Employee Life and Health Trusts
  • Trends around the conversion of pension plans to a joint governance model
  • An update on the legalization of cannabis, including edibles, and the potential impact for employee benefit plans


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