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Superintendent of
Financial
Services
 
Ontario Coat of Arms
 
Surintendant des
services
financiers
 

IN THE MATTER OF the Pension Benefits Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.8, as amended (the “PBA”);

AND IN THE MATTER OF a Notice of Intended Decision of the Superintendent of Financial Services to make an Order under section 83 of the PBA,respecting the Retirement Plan for  Employees of Northern Sawmills Inc. Registration Number 0978270

 

TO:

Debbie Gallagher
Senior Consultant
Morneau Shepell Ltd.
895 Don Mills Road
Tower One, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M3C 1W3

Administrator

TO:

H.D. Mercer
Secretary Treasurer
Northern Sawmills Inc.
Mc Intyre Centre
PO Box 29039
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P9

Employer

TO:

Stuart Brotman
Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20
2400-333 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6

Legal Counsel for Administrator

TO:

Tracey C. Sandler
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
1 First Canadian Place
PO Box 50, Stn. 1st Cdn. Place
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8

Legal Counsel for Receiver

 

NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION


I INTEND TO MAKE AN ORDER under section 83 of the PBA declaring that the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund applies to the Retirement Plan for Employees of Northern Sawmills Inc., Registration Number 0978270 (the “Plan”).

I INTEND TO MAKE THE ORDER FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

  1. The Plan is registered under the PBA.

  2. The Plan provides defined benefits that are not exempt from the application of the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund by the PBA or the Regulations made thereunder.

  3. The Plan was wound up effective  January 1, 2008.

  4. There are reasonable and probable grounds that the funding requirements of the PBA and regulations cannot be satisfied. Based on the latest actuarial certification, there is an estimated claim against the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund of $10,205,900 as at April 30, 2013. If funds become available from the estate of the employer, the administrator will be required to make an appropriate refund of any allocation amount received by the Plan from the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund.

  5. The application appears to comply with sections 78, 79(3) and all other applicable requirements under the PBA and Regulation 909, R.R.O 1990, as amended.

  6. Such further and other reasons as come to my attention.

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A HEARING by the Financial Services Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) pursuant to section 89(6) of the PBA. To request a hearing, you must deliver to the Tribunal a written notice that you require a hearing, within thirty (30) days after this Notice of Intended Decision is served on you.1

YOUR WRITTEN NOTICE must be delivered to:

Financial Services Tribunal
5160 Yonge Street
14th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6L9

Attention: The Registrar

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on a Form for the written notice, please see the Tribunal website at www.fstontario.ca or contact the Registrar of the Tribunal by phone  at 416- 590-7294,  toll free at 1-800-668-0128, ext. 7294, or by fax at 416-226-7750.

IF YOU FAIL TO REQUEST A HEARING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS, I MAY CARRY OUT THE INTENDED DECISION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE.

 

DATED at Toronto, Ontario, this 9th day of August, 2013.

Original Signed By

Brian Mills
Deputy Superintendent, Pensions (Acting)

 

1NOTE - Pursuant to section 112 of the PBA any Notice, Order or other document is sufficiently given, served or delivered if delivered personally or sent by regular mail and any document sent by regular mail shall be deemed to be given, served or delivered on the fifth day after the date of mailing.


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