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Bankruptcy Reform in Canada – Yet Further Protection for Pension Plan and Employee Claims?

Posted in Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Pension
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Amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) and related new legislation came into force in the summer of 2008 which were aimed at significantly enhancing and protecting, among other things, employee related claims against bankrupt or insolvent companies.  The amendments included a super priority charge over all assets for some, but not all, pension… Continue Reading

Pension Plan Administrators Rejoice – with a Note of Caution

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Over the last 20 years, the Courts in Canada have struggled with Pension Plan Administrators and Sponsors’ legal obligations as well as the legal rights of Plan Members in Defined Benefit Pension Plans.  Luckily, in the last few years, some clarity has begun to emerge from the Supreme Court of Canada regarding these issues and… Continue Reading