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Ontario releases proposed framework on pension plan electronic communications

Aug 27, 2019

On August 6, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Finance released proposed legislative amendments that would permit pension plans to use electronic communications as a default communication method...

Ontario updates fee assessments for pension plans while BC proposes fee increase

Aug 27, 2019

The new Ontario pension regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), has released a new rule updating fees and assessments payable by the pension sector.

2019 Economic assumptions in accounting for pension and other post‑retirement benefits

Aug 6, 2019

Morneau Shepell is pleased to provide a survey of the assumptions used by a little over 90 Canadian public companies to account for the costs of their defined benefit plans.

FSCO issues spousal waiver form, FAQs for non-residency unlocking from a pension plan

Jul 23, 2019

On May 28, 2019, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) released a new Form 4.2 and published a Frequently Asked Questions document (FAQ) on non-residency unlocking from a registered pension plan for Ontario members.

British Columbia introduces critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave

Jul 23, 2019

Effective May 30, 2019, British Columbia employment standards legislation has been amended to introduce critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave.

Advisory Council’s final report recommends universal, single-payer pharmacare

Jul 23, 2019

In June 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (the Advisory Council) issued its final report recommending universal public, single-payer pharmacare for all Canadians, with a phased implementation between 2022...

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at June 30, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2018

FSRA, Ontario’s new pension regulator, takes over from FSCO

Jul 23, 2019

On June 8, 2019, the FSRA assumed the regulatory duties of the FSCO in respect to pension plan regulation in Ontario, as well as the duties of other financial regulators.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at June 30, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

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