Spring 2018 Update - Pensions & Benefits Law

  • May 04, 2018

Dear Section Members,

There continues to be a lot going on in the pension landscape across Canada. And the CBA’s National Pensions & Benefits Law Section is right in the thick of it!

Our Executive Committee includes lawyers practising in pensions and benefits from coast to coast. Our lawyers work in government, in a law firm, in-house or in an actuarial consulting firm. We have established strong working relationships and meet regularly with governments and regulators, such as Finance Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), to discuss policy and administrative issues. We are frequently consulted by provincial and federal governments to provide advice on draft legislation, even before it is tabled in the legislature. Since our Section was founded in 2006, we have prepared more than 50 submissions to governments and regulators.

In collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA), we will co-host a joint conference in Boston from June 10-12, 2018. This is shaping up to be the best collaboration with the ABA and IPEBLA yet – registration is filling up so please check out the conference agenda and register now if you are able to join us.

As a Section member, you benefit from having access to the latest resources:

All members are welcome to join our CBA Pensions and Benefits Law Section LinkedIn group.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers for our committees, special projects and activities. Please contact Holly Doerksen to join a committee or get involved.

Hope you will participate in our many activities!

Elizabeth Brown
Chair of the CBA National Pensions and Benefits Section
Partner, Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP (Toronto)