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Fall Pensions Webinar Series: Webinar #2 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Key Topics and Developments in the Pensions & Benefits Sector

November 18, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join members of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation, Employment & Labour and Tax groups for the latest on pensions in Canada and a look at pensions from a regulatory perspective.

Schedule (ET):


Topic and Speakers

12 – 12:03 p.m.

Jeremy J. Forgie

12:03 – 12:28 p.m.

Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up
Sean Maxwell
Maggie Carmichael

12:28 – 12:38 p.m.

Employee Life and Health Trusts: Update on Legislative Changes and Health and Welfare Trust Conversions
Elizabeth Boyd

12:38 – 12:53 p.m.

COVID-19 Legal Considerations: Best Practices for Employers
Laura Blumenfeld

12:53 – 1:03 p.m.


1:03 – 1:23 p.m.

Fixing Defined Contribution Errors: A Toolkit for Plan Administrators
Caroline L. Helbronner
Jeffrey P. Sommers

1:23 – 1:38 p.m.

Decumulation: ALDAs and VPLAs
Kathryn M. Bush

1:38 – 1:58 p.m.

The Taxman Cometh (and Has Always Been Here-eth): Refresher on Pension Plan Expenses and HST
Zvi Halpern-Shavim
Lindsay McLeod

1:58 – 2 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Kathryn M. Bush

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12 – 2 p.m. (ET)

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1 hour and 45 minutes of Substantive content.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished. 
Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed. 

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1.75 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.