On Monday, September 16, 2013, the Honourable Doug Horner, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance announced the government's vision for public sector pensions in Alberta. The Special Forces Pension Plan (SFPP) is included in the government's review. Members of the SFP Board and some of the SFPP's major stakeholders- employers and Police Associations - were invited to the meeting to hear about the government's vision and the process for carrying out reform. The SFP Board has yet to meet to discuss the proposal, which was not shared prior to the September 16 meeting. The Board will be assessing the implications of the information provided by the Minister and will provide further communication to members in the near future on the future of the Special Forces Pension Plan.
To find out more about what the Government is proposing please visit www.pensionsustainability.alberta.ca. The SFP Board will continue to post updates on the SFPP website as the information becomes available. Please note there currently is information on the SFPP website relating to Sustainability Planning which will help to provide a context for understanding some of the ideas being discussed. Please check back to the SFPP website frequently for more information.