Pension Plan for the Hourly Paid Employees of Signature Aluminum Canada Inc., Richmond Hill Registration Number 0931642

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 Pension Plan for the Hourly Paid Employees of Signature Aluminum Canada Inc., Richmond Hill Registration Number 0931642

Alicia Westmaas
Associate Consultant
Morneau Shepell Ltd.
895 Don Mills Road, Tower One
Suite 700
Toronto ON  M3C 1W3
Parminder Punia
Canadian Controller
Signature Aluminum Canada Inc.
1850 Clements Road
Pickering ON   L1W 3R8
Nigel Meakin
FTI Consulting Canada Inc.
TD Waterhouse Tower
Suite 2010, P.O. Box 104
Toronto ON  M5K 1G8
Robert Healey
United Steelworkers
Canadian National Office
Legal Department
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto ON  M4P 1K7
                              Union Representative


I INTEND TO MAKE AN ORDER under section 83 of the PBA declaring that the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund applies to the Pension Plan for the Hourly Paid Employees of Signature Aluminum Canada Inc., Richmond Hill, Registration Number 0931642 (the “Plan”).


  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 December 13, 2009.
  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 $2,810,400 as at October 31, 2011. 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.  Such further and other reasons as may 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 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 13th day of February, 2012.  
K. David Gordon
Deputy Superintendent, Pensions

 1     NOTE - 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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