This class proceeding concerns the rights of retired members of a pension plan to receive the benefits they are entitled to.
The action alleges that the British Columbia Provincial Government breached its contractual and fiduciary obligations to members of the British Columbia Sector Pension Plan in October, 2002, when it unilaterally announced that it would no longer pay 100% of the cost of premiums for Medical Services Plan Benefits and Extended Healthcare Benefits of the retirees. The action seeks damages for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
This action was certified as a class proceeding on November 30, 2005. The class of persons this action represents is detailed in the Notice of Certification, below. Generally, it is comprised of individuals who, on November 30, 2002, were retired members of the British Columbia Public Service Pension Plan who were presently entitled to receive premium-free Medical Services Plan and Extended Health Care Benefits and who retired on or before November 2002.