Oct. 05, 2020 - The reasonableness of executive compensation arrangements has long been a contentious issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends and introduced new challenges, including increased concerns about the widening pay gap between executives and the average Canadian employee, as...
Bright New Idea for Pensions
Davies partner Jessica Bullock describes a new and unique type of hybrid pension plan – target benefit plan (TBP) – whereby the risk is shared equally between the employer and employees. TBPs represent a compromise that is intended to minimize the risks associated with traditional DB and DC pension plans.
In this article, Jessica explains the mechanics of this type of plan and how it is being implemented in New Brunswick, currently the only jurisdiction in Canada that permits the establishment of TBPs. Although Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia have enacted legislation to expressly permit TBPs, regulations are still required and the legislation in these jurisdictions has not been proclaimed into force. In Quebec, temporary legislation provides for the establishment of TBPs in certain enterprises. And earlier this year, the federal government announced a proposal to implement TBPs for federally regulated private sector and Crown corporations.
Oct. 05, 2020 - Davies Governance Insights 2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of the trends and developments that have shaped the corporate governance landscape and those that are expected to define the next decade. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s report explores key issues...