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A Practical Guide to Private Pension Plans in Canada
A Practical Guide to Private Pension Plans in Canada
By: Mitch Frazer, Torys LLP
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-88804-612-3
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 140 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2013-01-09
Publisher: Canada Law Book
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Description
Pension plans continue to be an integral part of the employment relationship for many workers in Canada. This book is intended to provide a better understanding of the complex area of private pension plan management and administration. It provides a brief history of Canadian pension plans, background on how to register, administer, fund and wind-up a registered pension plan and an explanation of how pension plans are regulated and what happens if an employer becomes insolvent. The book also discusses some of the major pension reform issues in Canada over the past few years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. In the Beginning (A Brief History of Canadian Pension Plans)
  2. Getting Started (Establishing a Pension Plan)
  3. The Basics (Legislated Minimum Standards)
  4. Day-to-Day (The Pension Administrator)
  5. Funding (Pension Plan Funding)
  6. Managing the Money (Pension Plan Investment)
  7. The Wind-up (Terminating a Pension Plan)
  8. The Sheriff (Pension Plan Regulation)
  9. Show Me the Money (Pension Surplus)
  10. Buying and Selling (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  11. What Happens if My Employer Goes Bankrupt? (Insolvency)
  12. The Guarantee (Pension Benefit Guarantee Funds)
  13. Change Not Just for the Sake of Change (Pension Plan Reform)
  14. A New Vehicle for Reform (Pooled Registered Pension Plans)
About the Author
Mitch Frazer is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of pensions, benefits and employment. Mitch is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a former Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He is Vice-Chair of the North York General Hospital Foundation Board of Governors, a member of Ryerson University's Board of Governors, a member of the Wilfrid Laurier University Pension Committee and a member of the Toronto French School Finance Committee. Mitch is Past-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Pension and Benefits Section, a member of the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association's Executive Steering Committee, a former chair of the Ontario Bar Association Pension and Benefits Section, and the immediate past-chair of the Association of Canadian Pension Management's National Policy Committee. He publishes and speaks regularly on pension, benefits, employment and executive compensation issues and has been interviewed on television, radio and in print. In 2008 he was named by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40, in 2010 he was the recipient of Precedent Magazine's Precedent Setter Award and Wilfrid Laurier University's MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award and in 2011 he was the recipient of the North York General Hospital Foundation Chair's Award and the University of Western Ontario Law School's Ivan Rand Alumni Award.
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