Regulation - LGIC

AbitibiBowater Pension Plans

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Pension Benefits Act
Summary of Decision:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 22, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Helping AbitibiBowater restructure and return to financial viability protects pensioners, jobs and communities in Ontario and across Canada. The Ontario government therefore has agreed to join the Quebec government in providing restructuring support to the company. The pension funding relief being provided to the AbitibiBowater plans in Ontario is consistent with the funding relief measures agreed to by Quebec.
This pension restructuring was critical to the company's broader restructuring and allowed AbitibiBowater to emerge from bankruptcy protection in December 2010 as a stronger company. The funding relief provides AbitibiBowater with a 10-year transition period to return to the full funding requirements that apply under the PBA.
Contact Address:
Pension Benefits Standards Policy
Ministry of Finance
5th Floor, Frost Building South
7 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto ON M7A 1Y7

Effective Date:
June 3, 2011