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Pension Benefits Division Act

Version of section 2 from 2003-01-01 to 2003-08-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,



application means an application made under subsection 4(1); (demande)

court order


court order means an order referred to in paragraph 4(2)(a) or subparagraph 4(2)(b)(i); (ordonnance)



member, in relation to a pension plan, means a person who is or may become entitled to a pension benefit under that pension plan by reason of

  • (a) the person ceasing or having ceased to be employed, to hold an office, to be a member of the Senate or House of Commons or to serve in the Canadian Forces or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or

  • (b) any other prescribed circumstances; (participant)



Minister, for the purposes of applications and other matters pertaining to a particular pension plan under this Act, means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council to act as the Minister for the purposes of those applications and matters; (ministre)

pension benefit

prestation de retraite

pension benefit means any pension, allowance, annuity, return of contributions or other benefit or amount payable under a pension plan, and includes any benefit or amount payable under the Public Service Pension Adjustment Act, chapter P-33 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, or the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act in respect of a pension, allowance or annuity payable under that pension plan; (prestation de retraite)

pension plan


pension plan means


Version anglaise seulement

prescribed means prescribed by regulation; (Version anglaise seulement)

spousal agreement


spousal agreement means an agreement referred to in subparagraph 4(2)(b)(ii); (accord)



spouse, in relation to a member of a pension plan, means a person of the opposite sex who

  • (a) is married to the member,

  • (b) is cohabiting with the member in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited with the member for a period of not less than one year, or

  • (c) is a party to a void marriage with the member. (conjoint)

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