• Publication Date: May 5, 2021
  • ISBN: Print (Paperback): 9781552215616
  • ISBN: Digital (PDF): 9781552215623
  • ISBN: Digital (EPUB): 9781552216262
  • 726 pages; 6" x 9"
Filed Under: Pension

Pension Law, 3/e


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Product Description

Winner of the 2007 Walter Owen Book Prize (first edition)

The third edition of Pension Law updates pension law and legislation starting with the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2013 decision in IBM Canada Limited v Waterman, through to the 2020 release of Fraser v Canada (Attorney General). These cases further our legal understanding of pension benefits as bearing the “hallmarks of a property right” and as a source of human rights and dignity. This new edition also tracks regulatory developments, including the shift from solvency to going-concern funding as reflected by exemptions granted to public sector plans, conversions to target benefits and jointly sponsored plans, and industry consolidation. 

This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone who needs to understand this complex legal and regulatory environment, including lawyers, human resources officers, plan administrators and trustees, actuaries, accountants, public servants, and union officials. 

Foreword to the First Edition

Foreword to the Second Edition

Foreword to the Third Edition



Selected List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Legal Nature of the Pension

Chapter 2: Foundations

Chapter 3: Reach

Chapter 4: Regulation

Chapter 5: Minimum Standards

Chapter 6: Administration

Chapter 7: Funding

Chapter 8: Amendment

Chapter 9: Wind Up

Chapter 10: Surplus

Table of Cases


About the Authors

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