November 11, 2016
Koskie Minsky LLP is pleased to announce that Murray Gold, a senior partner in the firm’s Pension and Benefits practice, has been appointed to the Ontario Treasury Board’s newly-established Pension Asset Expert Panel, as announced by the Province on November 10, 2016. The independent panel will provide advice and recommendations to the Government on the application of public sector accounting standards in valuing Ontario’s net pension assets.
Mr. Gold, the only lawyer serving on the four-person panel, has had a distinguished career advising governing board of public sector, multi-employer and jointly-trusted pension and benefits plans across Canada on compliance issues and best practices. He has been lead counsel in regard to pension reform initiatives and litigation in Ontario, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Alberta. He was also appointed by the Premier of Ontario to Ontario’s Technical Advisory Group on Retirement Security in February 2014. In 2008 he served as an expert advisor to the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions, and in 2016, he served as a first director of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Administration Corporation.
More information about the Pension Asset Expert Panel and its mandate can be found on the Government of Ontario website: https://news.ontario.ca/tbs/en/2016/11/ontario-names-expert-panel-to-review-pension-assets.html