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The Panel

Gale Rubenstein serves as Counsel at Goodmans LLP, specializing in corporate restructurings, pensions and regulatory matters and crisis and change management. She is the Inaugural Chair of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) Board of Trustees, a new jointly sponsored pension plan for the university sector.

Elizabeth Brown is a lawyer and founding partner of Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP, a law firm specializing in all aspects of pensions and employee benefits. Elizabeth is widely recognized for her deep expertise in the pension field including the design and administration of jointly sponsored pension plans and other large defined benefit plans in both the public and private sectors.

Conrad Ferguson is an actuary and recently retired partner in the Fredericton office of Morneau Shepell. He has over 40 years of experience in the pension industry in Canada. Conrad has provided advice to large, public and private sector pension plans in Atlantic Canada. He is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.

Next Steps


February and March


Consultation with stakeholders

Consultations will be held virtually on April 5, 2022, April 6, 2022, and April 11, 2022.


Review and Analysis

Ongoing to summer 2022.


Report to the Province

A report with non-binding recommendations expected to be delivered to the Province and the NSTU.

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