Legal Decisions Challenging Benefit Plans (Charlottetown, PEI)

April 8, 2019 11:45 AM to 1:30 PMCharlottetown Inn & Conference Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Legal Decisions Challenging Benefit Plans!

Case Law & Legislation Review 


Plan sponsors, administrators, employers and boards of trustees of benefit plans are challenged today in ways not seen in the past.  The issues seem more complicated as an increasingly diverse workforce demands expanded coverage and challenges conventional plan limitations.  Litigation, human rights challenges and labour arbitrations are on the rise and it is important for plan sponsors to understand their exposure.


Michael Drake, McInnes Cooper  will review recent decisions and legislation impacting employee benefit plans.  You will leave this session with an understanding of the potential impacts these decisions have on your plans and tips to consider for mitigating the risk of legal challenges!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre

Networking & Lunch Buffet11:45am- 12:30pm
Speaker Presentation12:30pm-1:30pm

Michael Drake,  McInnes Cooper

Michael is a Partner and Board Member based in our Charlottetown office. His practice focuses primarily on litigation, with expertise in administrative law. He has represented clients in commercial litigation and judicial review proceedings at all levels of court in Prince Edward Island, the Federal Court of Canada and in leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Michael has particular expertise and interest in administrative law. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals, and has acted as counsel to tribunals. He is past Chair and Vice Chair of the PEI Mental Health Act Review Board, and is a past member of a Federal administrative tribunal. In addition to his experience acting for and before administrative tribunals, Michael is a past law clerk to a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and is the co-author of the legal reference text Standards of Review of Federal Administrative Tribunals, published by Butterworths.

Need Help Registering?  Contact Kelly at or 902-835-0391

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$65.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$65.00 CDN
Associate$65.00 CDN
Student$65.00 CDN
Non Member$125.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Corporate Table of 6$390.00 CDN$750.00 CDN
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