Pensions and Benefits Law/Family Law/Trusts & Estates - Spousal Death Benefits After Carrigan: What Do We Do Now? (Archived Video Stream) 

Dec. 6, 2012
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on December 6, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

In Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate, the Ontario Court of Appeal rendered a decision on the mandatory spousal death benefit provisions under the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) that surprised lawyers in the area of pensions, family law and estates law. What many thought was the rule on payment of spousal death benefits may no longer be the case.

Counsel from each of these affected areas of law discuss the implications of the Carrigan decision for spouses, pension plan members, administrators, and their counsel.

Discussion points will include:

• The rights of married vs. common-law spouses post- Carrigan
• The impact on plan administration – past and present
• The rights of plan members post Carrigan
• What and how lawyers should be advising clients


Ann Elise Alexander, Senior Counsel, CIBC Legal Department
Randy Bauslaugh, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Malerie Rose, Counsel, Starr Family Law
Deron Waldock, Partner, Aon Hewitt

Kim Ozubko, Counsel, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


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