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Changes to B.C. Pension Legislation on the Horizon

On October 4, 2023, the Government of B.C. introduced Bill 33: Pension Benefits Standards Amendment Act, 2023. The proposed amendments set the table for defined contribution plans in B.C. to offer a new option for …

Regulator Guidance on Climate Change Risks

Most investment industry participants seem to be hopping aboard the ESG train lately with the most popular destination being climate change risk. The latest such example is BCFSA[1]’s consultation paper on Natural Catastrophe and Climate-Related …

Supreme Court Reaches Decision in ICBA Case

On July 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia completed its judicial review of a prior decision by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. to release certain information to the Independent Contractors and …

CPP Enhancement – An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Background The new Liberal federal government has already met with the provinces to initiate discussions of enhancing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). This was one of their campaign promises.  The former Harper government had refused …

The George & Bell Team is Growing

George & Bell is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Jian Zhang, a fully qualified actuary with 8 years of experience, has joined our firm as a Consultant. Jian has primarily worked …