CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm representing Sears pensioners in their current pension litigation is the guest of the CPBI Southern Alberta Region for a special luncheon on Thursday November 22, 2018 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

Ms. Amy Tang, an associate in the Pension and Employee Benefits Group at Koskie Minsky LLP, will discuss the history of the case and key aspects of this unique and highly contentious pension situation. She has also acted as court-appointed representative counsel for employees and retirees in the insolvency proceedings of firms such as U.S. Steel Canada, Wabush Mines, and Sears Canada.

The bankruptcy and closure of Sears Canada has received widespread attention in the Canadian media, with over 18,000 Sears retirees facing uncertainty regarding their pension payments. The law firm representing the Sears pensioners in current litigation will discuss the history of the case, the legal background, the key arguments by the pensioners, and key takeaways for the pension industry. 

Anyone who would like to attend this special luncheon session on Thursday November 22, 2018 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary can register online by visiting www.cpbi-icra.ca.

Founded in 1960, the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute is a national, not-for-profit organization that specializes in providing members and non-members alike with industry-related educational sessions across Canada in the pensions, employee benefits and investment sectors.

Media contact:
Name             Krista Frayn 
Number          587-435-2724
Email              albertasouth@cpbi-icra.ca