The New Brunswick Task Force on Protecting Pensions has released
a briefing note, outlining its plan to examine
the pension risk management practices and regulatory structures
being adopted by other jurisdictions, and to review written
submissions "that promote and protect pension
As I discussed in an
earlier blog post, New Brunswick was the fifth jurisdiction in
Canada to appoint an expert panel to review pensions when it announced the formation of the Task Force last
fall. The Task Force has indicated that it intends to issue an
interim report, based on its initial review and stakeholders'
submissions, in the fall of 2011, and that it will present
recommendations to the New Brunswick government aimed at
encouraging risk management and risk sharing and ensuring the
long-term sustainability of New Brunswick pension plans. Written
submissions are due by September 19, 2011 and may be sent via
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an opportunity for further stakeholder feedback
following the release of the interim report. The Task Force expects
to review and evaluate the feedback it receives and issue its final
report in the spring of 2012.
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