The Voice of Multi-Employer Plan Interests in Canada

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MEBCO's primary activity is to monitor and assess the impact of legislative reforms that affect Canadian multi-employer pension and benefits plans. In many cases, we advocate our position through written submissions to government, and regulatory and administrative agencies.

To view a submission, just click on a title of interest from the list below. In the interest of avoiding repetition, we have deleted standard introductory remarks that provide background information on MEBCO from many of these documents.

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Christian Nordin
Policy Manager 
CAPSA Secretariat
5160 Yonge Street
17th Floor, Box 85

Toronto ON  M2N 6L9

Re: Submission of the Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Counsel of Canada regarding CAPSA’s Consultation on the Draft Guideline on Pension Plan Prudent Investment Practices and Self-Assessment Questionnaire and the Draft Guideline on Pension Plan Funding Policy

 

 

The Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO)

MEBCO was established in 1992 to represent the interests of Canadian multi-employer pension and benefit plans (MEPs) with provincial and federal governments regarding proposed or existing legislation and policies affecting these plans. MEBCO is a federal no-share capital corporation, operating on a not-for-profit basis.

MEBCO is representative of all persons and disciplines involved in MEPs, including union and employer trustees, professional third party administrators, non profit or “in-house” plan administrators, professionals including actuaries, benefit consultants, lawyers and chartered accountants. MEBCO is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives from each of the above groups.

October 5, 2010

Via Fax and Mail

The Honourable Dwight Duncan
Minister of Finance
7 Queen's Park Crescent, 7th floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y7


Dear Minister:

Re:Multi-Jurisdictional MEPPs
Our File No. 100755

We recently wrote to you on September 15, 2010 setting out MEBCO’s concerns pertaining to the Government’s Announcement on August 24, 2010 respecting steps to strengthen Ontario’s pension system.

Ms. Judy Cameron

Managing Director
Private Pension Plans Division
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
255 Albert Street
Ottawa ON  K1A 0H2

Dear Ms Cameron:

The Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO)

MEBCO was established in 1992 to represent the interests of Canadian multi-employer pension and benefit plans (MEPs) with provincial and federal governments regarding proposed or existing legislation and policies affecting these plans. MEBCO is a federal no-share capital corporation, operating on a not-for-profit basis.

Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO)

MEBCO a été établi en 1992 pour représenter les intérêts des régimes de retraite interentreprises (RRIE) canadiens auprès des gouvernements provinciaux et fédéral en ce qui a trait aux lois et politiques proposées ou existantes entraînant des conséquences sur ces régimes. MEBCO est une société fédérale de financement sans actions qui exerce ses activités sur une base à but non lucratif.

Joining MEBCO

Five reasons why your MEBCO membership is critical
Your MEBCO membership guarantees that multi-employer plan interests will be considered whenever change is on the horizon. With your support, MEBCO will continue to be a strong and effective voice. Join today!
  1. The threat to multi-employer plans is real.
    The legislative framework is constantly changing, and cost-management and cost reduction are at the top of every agenda.
  2. Legislative changes can be significant.
    Recent proposed changes have threatened to offload costs onto plans, restrict plan coverage, and have compromised the viability of some plans
  3. Multi-employer plans are worth protecting.
    Multi-employer plans play a vital role in providing health services and retirement plans to over 1 million workers and their families in industries typified by small companies and a mobile work force.
  4. Multi-employer plans need a united lobby.
    Multi-employer plans carry a low profile due to the fact that the coverage is thinly spread over many employer groups and mobile workers.
  5. MEBCO is committed to protecting your interests.
    When governments propose changes, MEBCO is the single, clear voice at the table representing the unique interests of multi-employer plans.