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Sears Canada Insolvency: Lessons Learned Regarding Pension Issues

Sears Canada Insolvency: Lessons Learned Regarding Pension Issues
April 28, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spring Pensions Webcast Series: Recent Developments in Pensions, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law - Webcast #3

Please join members of our Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group and Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, as they discuss and explore the pension issues relevant to ongoing pension plans across the country relating to the Sears Canada insolvency, including the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) perspective. 

We will also be joined by guest speakers from the FSRA, the Sears Canada Retiree Group and Morneau Shepell, as well as a U.K. trustee from BESTrustees Limited.

Blakes Speakers:

Guest Speakers:

  • Ken Eady, Vice President and Chair, Pension and Benefits Committee, Sears Canada Retiree Group

  • Andrew Fung, Head, Relationship Management and Prudential Supervision (Pensions), FSRA

  • Al Kiel, Senior Partner, Morneau Shepell

  • Clive Gilchrist, U.K. Trustee Executive, BESTrustees Limited


Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive hour.

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 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.