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Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law

May 17, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for an update on the latest developments in the pensions sector and a look at pensions from a regulatory perspective.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
10 a.m. (ET) | See schedule below

Online and in person (Toronto office).

Please note that in-person capacity is limited and available on a first-reply basis.

Schedule (ET)

Time Description
9:30 a.m. In Person: Registration and Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Online: Livestream Begins
10 – 11:10 a.m. Presentations and Q&A

Jeffrey P. Sommers

Regulatory Round-Up and Case Law Update
Maggie Carmichael

Federal Budget 2023 (including the April 17 Budget Implementation Bill)
             Pension-Related Measures
             Jeremy J. Forgie
             Adam Ngan

             Additional Benefits-Related Tax Measures
             Elizabeth Boyd
             Philipp Knoll

11:10 – 11:20 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Presentations and Q&A

Bill C-228 – New Protections for Pensions in Insolvency Proceedings
Linc Rogers
Jeffrey P. Sommers

Current Pension Consultations – Plan Amendments, Administrative Monetary Penalties and Target Benefit Plans
Kathryn M. Bush
Caroline L. Helbronner

12:10 - 1:00 PM  In Person: Networking Lunch

Please read our health and safety protocols.

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program is eligible for up to 2 Substantive hours.

British Columbia 
This program has been accredited for up to 2 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.

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.