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Canadian Legal and Legislative Update

Thursday, May 18 - Friday, May 19, 2017
The Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON
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Canadian Legal and Legislative Update Brochure

The Canadian Legal and Legislative Update covers recently enacted and proposed legislation as well as regulations, all pertaining to pensions and benefits. This 1 ½-day conference is an opportunity to learn and interact with industry experts and to develop your understanding of the most critical issues in Canada. Get the latest information needed to make informed decisions while learning how legislative changes affect your funds.


Below are the topics for this year's Canadian Legal and Legislative Update.

  • Keynote Session: What the Forces of Change Mean for Job and Income Security
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Expansion- Changes and Implications
  • Is Your Solvency Funding at Risk?
  • Legal Cases and Legislation Shaping Our Industry
  • Best Practices in Benefit Plan Funding
  • The Trump Administration and Republican-Led Congress: What Does It Mean for Canada?
  • Legalization of Cannabis: The Way Forward
  • Benefits Fraud: Claims Issues and Recovery
  • Recent Developments in Plan Communication

Very good conference. I always learn something new every time I come to the Canadian Legal and Legislative conference.
Brenda L. Vienneau TrusteeCUPE SRP BOT

​Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from industry experts, regulators and government representatives.
  • Focus on the critical information you need to know now with fresh and relevant topics.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the pensions and benefits industry and their effect on your funds.
  • Take advantage of several networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend

This program is especially designed for labour and management trustees, public service trustees, professional advisors and corporate plan sponsors.

Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference


Below are a few of the speakers that will be presenting. View the session details full list of session and speakers.


​Hon. Bob RaeSenior Partner
   Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
   Toronto, Ontario


Hon. A. Anne McLellan, P.C, O.C, A.O.E.  Senior AdvisorBennett Jones LLP
Edmonton, Alberta


Fred Vettese

Chief ActuaryMorneau ShepellToronto, Ontario

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René Beaudry, FICA, FSAAssociéNormandin BeaudryMontréal, Québec


Ian Lee, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorSprott School of BusinessCarleton UniversityOttawa, Ontario


Shane E. Doucet, M.A.PrincipalWilliam & Jensen, PLLCWashington, D.C. 

​Accompanying Educational Events

Plan now to attend the following programs that will be held prior to this conference.

Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMSTM)
May 9-11, 2016

Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMSTM) Session A
May 10-11, 2016

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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

Save an additional $300 when you register for both the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference and the Canadian Legal and Legislative Update. Use discount code Public17 to save.

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 4/6/2017 C $1,155.00 C $1,375.00
After 4/6/2017 C $1,455.00 C $1,675.00