New Opportunities and Achievements

Benoit Brière has been appointed director, supervision of the Private Pension Plans Division of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

Jean-François Chalifoux has been appointed CEO of SSQ Financial Group.

Catherine Jacques-Brissette has been named corporate responsibility and environment specialist at BCE. She will be responsible for elaborating a greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy for the company and measuring its progress. She will also coordinate extended producer responsibility programs for electronic waste, paper, and packaging.

Clare Pitcher had an opinion piece on New Brunswick’s shared-risk plan model in Benefits Canada.

CIA Fellow Fred Vettese continued his series on retirement in the National Post with an article on retirement income planning.

Special Presentation

At the recent International Actuarial Association (IAA) meeting in Vancouver, Kikuo Asano (l), President of The Institute of Actuaries of Japan, presented a gift to CIA President Rob Stapleford (r), commemorating the CIA’s 50th anniversary.

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