NEW DATE - National Webinar - Indalex: What Impact has the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision had on Pension Plans?

May 6, 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMBroadcasted Webinar, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Area of Interest: Pensions Format: Web
NEW DATE - May 6 at 1 PM EDT
For questions or more information about this webinar, please contact the CPBI National Office at 514-288-1222, ext.27 or by email at webinar@cpbi-icra.ca
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It has been over a year since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Sun Indalex Finance, LLC v. United Steelworkers. This is the latest decision from the Supreme Court relating to pensions and the first decision from the highest court in Canada to provide judicial guidance on the application of the “two hats” approach and the notion of conflicts of interest in the pension context.

The Supreme Court’s decision is reshaping the legal landscape for pension plan governance in significant ways and will have implications that may pose challenges for employers that carry out a dual role as plan sponsor and plan administrator, in particular in relation to plan amendments and defined benefit plan funding.

Join us for this live webinar where Paul Litner, Chair of the Pensions and Benefits Department at Osler, presents the findings of the Supreme Court that are of most interest to plan sponsors and administrators and explains the implications of the case for plan sponsors and administrators.

You will learn:

  • What is the Indalex case about?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • Why is the Indalex case important for your organization?
  • What are the general lessons to incorporate into your pension governance framework?
  • What does the case tell us about the Supreme Court’s evolving views towards pension plans?

Who should attend?

  • Lawyers
  • Consultants
  • Plan administrators
  • HR professionals
  • Pension service providers

About Our Speakers



Paul W. Litner  
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mr. Litner is the Chair of the firm’s National Pensions & Benefits department. Regularly advises public and private sector organizations on a variety of legal and compliance issues in relation to their pension and benefit plans. Paul has extensive experience advising in the areas of: plan funding, fiduciary responsibilities, governance, administration, changes to benefits, pension litigation, fund investments, plan wind-ups, surplus utilization and the pension/benefits aspects of corporate transactions.  

Recognized as a leading practitioner in pension and benefits law in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has also been repeatedly recognized as an expert in pension and benefits law in both The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, and is peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell. Paul was a member of Ontario’s Financial Services Tribunal from 2002 through 2010.  
Mr. Litner has published numerous articles for industry publications, including International Pension Lawyer and Benefits Canada, on a variety of pension/benefits subjects. He is also a regular lecturer at continuing education and pension industry programmes, including the CCCA, the CPBI, the ACPM and IFEBP conferences. Paul was also a consulting editor of Lancaster House’s Pension & Benefits E-bulletin from its inception in 2004 until 2010.  
Paul is an active participant in the pension industry and is currently the Chair of the ACPM’s National Policy Committee. 



Jonathan Marin  
Associate, Pension & Benefits, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Mr. Marin advises on legal and regulatory issues affecting all aspects of provincially and federally regulated pension plans and other employee benefit plans. Jon deals with issues such as plan design, governance and administration, wind ups, as well as pension and benefit issues arising in corporate transactions. Jon joined the firm as a summer student in 2009, completed his articles with the firm in 2010-2011, and returned to the firm as an associate in 2011.