Sears Pension: What Happened, How it Happened, and Key Takeaways

Sears Pension: What Happened, How it Happened, and Key Takeaways

November 22, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us for lunch on Thursday November 22, 2018 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

Event: ‘Event Full’
Cancellation Policy

The insolvency and closure of Sears Canada has received widespread attention in the Canadian media, with over 18,000 Sears retirees facing uncertainty regarding their pension payments. The law firm representing the Sears pensioners in current litigation will discuss the history of the case, the legal background, the key arguments by the pensioners, and key takeaways for the pension industry. 

This session will be presented by:

Amy Tang, Associate   
Koskie Minsky 

The law firm representing Sears pensioners in current litigation will discuss the history of the case and takeaways for the pension and benefits industry                        

Amy Tang is an associate in the Pension and Employee Benefits Group at Koskie Minsky LLP. She advises unions, employees, retirees, and boards of trustees on a variety of pension, benefits, and employment issues. She also has experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters with an emphasis on assisting employees and retirees of insolvent companies in recovering amounts owed to them, whether for wages, severance pay or post-retirement benefits. Most recently, she has acted as court-appointed representative counsel for employees and retirees in the insolvency proceedings of U.S. Steel Canada, Wabush Mines, and Sears Canada.  She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario.



Thursday November 22, 2018                     
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch                                     
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions         



Fairmont Palliser Hotel                                     
133 9th Avenue SW        
Oval Room








Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                                      
Future Members: $ 129                                      
Table of 8: $ 699                                   



Krista Frayn                                     
Phone: 587-435-2724                                     
[email protected]


Who Should Attend:

• Pension professionals
• Finance professionals
• Human resource professionals
• Service providers in the finance industry 
• Pension committee members
• Employee benefits Providers

In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.

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Sears: What happened, How it happened, and Key Takeaways

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