As at May 31, 2013 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

Jun 1, 2013

This graph shows the changes in the financial position of a typical defined benefit plan since December 31, 2007.

As at May 31, 2013 - Impact on pension expense under international accounting

Jun 1, 2013

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

Managing occupational health and safety is essential!

Jun 1, 2013

Managing occupational health and safety (OHS) is complex and has many financial and human repercussions.

Prince Edward Island announces catastrophic drug program

Jun 1, 2013

Prince Edward Island (PEI), one of two provinces currently without a catastrophic prescription drug program, has announced plans to make available provincial funding for prescription drug costs which exceed a threshold based on family income.

Taxability of business travel accident coverage

Jun 1, 2013

The May 2012 edition of News & Views outlined the 2012 Federal Budget’s impact on the taxability of critical illness and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) premiums.

Amendments to funding rules for pension plans in the municipal and university sectors

May 29, 2013

A draft regulation that would allow a new separate component to be created within municipal or university pension plans was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on May 15, 2013. This draft would also simplify administration of cost...

D’Amours Committee proposes major reforms to the Quebec pension system

May 9, 2013

In late 2011, at the request of the Liberal government, the Régie des rentes du Québec (the “Régie”) set up an expert committee chaired by Alban D’Amours.

IFRS accounting: Proposed amendment to IAS 19

May 1, 2013

In March 2013, the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) issued an Exposure Draft that proposes changes to the IAS 19 accounting rules for defined benefit plans.

As at April 30, 2013 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

May 1, 2013

This graph shows the changes in the financial position of a typical defined benefit plan since December 31, 2007.

Workplace mental health trend

May 1, 2013

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the economic burden of mental health problems is $51 billion annually, of which 40% could be attributed to loss of productivity at work.