Manitoba Imposes 7% RST on Group Insurance Contracts Related to Manitoba Residents

Jul 19, 2012

Manitoba’s 2012 Budget applied the province’s 7% Retail Sales Tax (RST) to group insurance contracts that renew or come into effect after July 14, 2012.

Update: Ontario legislative changes in force July 1

Jul 19, 2012

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) has also issued some summaries of the changes on its Web site.

Update: Ontario valuation report filing deadline extended

Jul 19, 2012

The Ontario Government has issued a regulation extending the deadline for submitting a valuation report to December 31, 2012.

Update: Quebec temporary relief measures for private sector pension plans

Jul 19, 2012

The Regulation providing temporary relief measures for the funding of solvency deficiencies was released on May 30, 2012. It came into force on June 14, 2012, and has effect retroactively to December 31, 2011.

Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan: Bill 80 Tabled

Jul 19, 2012

On June 12, 2012, Quebec tabled Bill 80, entitled An Act respecting voluntary retirement savings plans.

30,000 Feet - Second quarter, 2012

Jul 9, 2012

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New study indicates First Chat is a welcome choice for receiving EAP support

Jun 14, 2012

Morneau Shepell recently conducted a research study to determine the impact of First Chat.