Retraite Québec's role with respect to plan termination

Given that the administrator must respect the pension plan's provisions and those of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act, Retraite Québec generally does not have to intervene in the termination process. However, Retraite Québec does have important powers to ensure that the rights of various parties are respected, including members and beneficiaries.

Retraite Québec's powers:

  • Seeing that the provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act are respected. As such, during the entire termination process, Retraite Québec acts in both a supervisory and a support capacity for members and beneficiaries, plan administrator and all other parties. 
  • Suspending application of the termination process to require corrections, particularly regarding the plan termination report. 
  • Suspending payment of benefits to members and beneficiaries, if circumstances warrant it. 
  • Deciding to terminate a pension plan, depending on specific circumstances.

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Retraite Québec's decision to terminate a pension plan

Legal references

Sections 205, 210, 240.4, 245, 246 and 248 of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act This link will open in a new window.

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