2012 Federal Budget

Mar 30, 2012

The 2012 Federal Budget, brought down on March 29, 2012, includes some significant measures that will affect the retirement plans of most Canadians.

2012 Ontario Budget

Mar 27, 2012

The 2012 Ontario Budget, brought down on March 27, 2012, included some measures that affect pension plans.

Mandatory standards for customer service: Accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities act (AODA)

Mar 5, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, any private-sector organization in Ontario that provides goods or services and with 20 or more employees will need to comply with The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) (the “Act”).

CPP changes to employer-paid benefit and ASO plans

Mar 5, 2012

Recent amendments to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) legislation affect employer-sponsored disability benefit programs handled on an administrative services only (ASO) basis.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans - As at February 29, 2012

Mar 5, 2012

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2007

Impact on pension expense under international accounting - As at February, 2012

Mar 5, 2012

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

Tracking the funded status of pension plans - As at January 31, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2007

Ontario: Changes to PBGF

Feb 6, 2012

As announced in 2010 and confirmed in the 2011 Ontario Budget, the Ontario government has increased the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) assessment rate for defined benefit pension plans with Ontario members.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting - As at January 31, 2012

Feb 6, 2012

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