Article from the newsletter Le Flambeau Express – June 2015
We are taking another look at this topic in the June issue because we expected that a bill to amend the current legislation governing supple-mental pension plans would be tabled in Quebec’s National Assembly before it closes down for the summer.
We just heard that the Minister of Labour, Sam Hamad, has tabled Bill 57 in the National Assem-bly, following an agreement between union bodies and the government members of the labour forum on defined-benefits pension plans.
We still don’t have the details of this bill, but rest assured that we will be taking a close look as soon as we are able to do so. We will then pre-pare a brief for the Parliamentary Committee that will be established on this matter.
This is a topic of concern for all RTAPP members no matter where they live, not just in Quebec.
With the legislation regarding municipalities now passed, the government will now almost certainly turn its focus on private-sector pension plans.
The RCRA is keeping an eye on what is currently being done to keep private-sector defined-benefits pension plans alive and well.
It has already begun meeting with members of the government and the opposition to share its thoughts on ensuring better conditions for pen-sioners.
In the meantime, the RCRA has prepared a brief, which it will need to work on some more before it can be tabled with the future parliamentary com-mittee for the private sector.
Remember that the RCRA’s mission is to protect the heritage and defend the rights and interests of all its members.