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CAPSA RELEASES DC PENSION PLANS GUIDELINE IN FINAL FORM

Apr 16, 2014

On March 28, 2014, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) released Guideline No. 8 “Defined Contribution Pension Plans Guideline” (DC Guideline) in final form ..

NEW BC WILLS, ESTATES AND SUCCESSION ACT AFFECTS BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS

Apr 16, 2014

On March 31, 2014, the new Wills, Estates and Succession Act (the “Act”) came into force in British Columbia. The Act helps to simplify and codify the rules affecting wills and estates.

PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Apr 16, 2014

Through the Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs, the Council of the Federation announced that the prices of four more prescription drugs will be limited to 18% of the brand name price effective April 1, 2014.

TRACKING THE FUNDED STATUS OF PENSION PLANS

Apr 16, 2014

This estimate of the solvency liabilities reflects the new CIA guidance published in January 2014 for valuations effective December 31, 2013 or later.

QUÉBEC – DRAFT REGULATION FOR VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS (VRSP)

Apr 16, 2014

The Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec (AMF) and the Régie des rentes du Québec (RRQ) each recently published draft regulations respecting voluntary retirement savings plans (VRSP) ...

IMPACT ON PENSION EXPENSE UNDER INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING

Apr 16, 2014

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

QUÉBEC –DRAFT REGULATION TO AMEND THE REGULATION RESPECTING SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION PLANS

Apr 16, 2014

A draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans was published in the March 12th Gazette officielle du Québec.

30,000 Feet - First quarter 2014

Apr 15, 2014

The biggest stories of the quarter with significant ongoing impact - April 2014

Richmond Hilll municipality case study executive brief

Apr 14, 2014

Anticipating future rising benefits costs, driven in large part by an aging workforce and mental health issues, the municipality undertook a strategic and multifaceted approach to absenteeism.

Missing in action: Absenteeism trends in Canadian organizations

Apr 11, 2014

The purpose of this first report of a three part series, is to examine data on absenteeism rates in Canada, the key drivers or causes of absenteeism, as well as the cost of employee absences.