Bill 58 – Act to group the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances and the Régie des rentes du Québec | Protecteur du Citoyen
September 2, 2015

Bill 58 – Act to group the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances and the Régie des rentes du Québec

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The Québec Ombudsman conveyed its comments to the Committee on Labour and the Economy concerning Bill 58 – Act to group the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances and the Régie des rentes du Québec.

While agreeing with the purpose of this merger, the Ombudsperson pointed out that it will create true disparity in the way the new agency handles claims arising from overpayments as the result of an administrative error that a citizen could not reasonably notice.

She recommended that the Act respecting the Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan, currently administered by CARRA, be amended to enable the new agency to not claim amounts when a citizen could not detect CARRA’s mistake, as is the case with the pensions currently managed by the Régie.