( ii) a retirement savings plan or fund for the spouse, former
spouse or former common-law partner that is of the pre-
scribed kind, or
( iii) a financial institution authorized to sell immediate or deferred
life annuities of the prescribed kind, for the purchase from that
financial institution of such an annuity for the spouse, former
spouse or former common-law partner; and
(b) adjusting, in accordance with the regulations, the pension benefits
that have accrued to the member of the pension plan under that pension plan, notwithstanding the provisions of that pension plan or
the Act under which it is established or by which it is provided.2
 The trial judge’s conclusion that s. 8 only provides for
lump-sum divisions is borne out by the plain language of the
provision. It is in accord with the National Defence letter in
para. 9, above. It is consistent with Mr. Martel’s understanding
of the PBDA. Moreover, this feature of the PBDA has long been
recognized: see Ontario Law Reform Commission, Report on
Pensions as Family Property: Valuation and Division (Toronto:
Ontario Law Reform Commission, 1995), at pp. 62, 171-72;
Thomas G. Anderson, Q.C., “Pension Basics for Family Lawyers
Part II: Canadian Models for Dividing Pensions When a Relationship Ends” (2007), 26 Can. Fam. L.Q. 91, at pp. 114, 118-19;
and R. v. Francis,  S.J. No. 51, 2017 SKQB 28, 31 C.C.P.B.
(2nd) 242, at paras. 25 and 30.
 The appellant submits that the Garnishment, Attachment
and Pension Diversion Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. G-2 (the “GAPDA”)
permits pension payments to be split at source as family or
matrimonial property. I disagree. This Act only applies to the
enforcement of support orders.
 Section 90 of the CFSA incorporates the operation of the
Diversion of payments to satisfy financial support order
90(1) When any court in Canada of competent jurisdiction has made
an order requiring a recipient to pay financial support, amounts payable
under Part I, I.1 or III to that recipient are subject to being diverted to the
person named in the order in accordance with Part II of the Garnishment,
Attachment and Pension Diversion Act.
Part II of the GAPDA is titled “Diversion of Pension Benefits to
Satisfy Financial Support Orders”. Section 31 clarifies the limited scope of this part of the Act:
2 Subsection (4) provides for lump-sum transfers of less than 50 per cent.