Changes to Federal Government Pensions

Oct 26, 2012

On Thursday, October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced an omnibus budget legislation known as Bill C-45.

30,000 Feet - Third quarter, 2012

Oct 8, 2012

The Biggest Stories of The Quarter With Significant Ongoing Impact

Update: Adoption of IFRS by entities with rate-regulated activities

Oct 1, 2012

Following its meeting on September 5-6, 2012, the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) will extend again the existing deferral of the mandatory IFRS changeover date for entities with qualifying rate-regulated activities.

Alberta provides temporary solvency funding relief

Oct 1, 2012

Alberta has enacted regulations to provide temporary solvency funding relief. The regulations, which were adopted on September 19, 2012, apply to defined benefit pension plans registered in Alberta other than specified multi-employer pension plans.

As at September 30, 2012 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

Oct 1, 2012

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

Annuities—should you take another look?

Oct 1, 2012

At retirement, people can transfer their RRSP balance to a RRIF or they can buy an annuity.

As at September 30, 2012 - Impact on pension expense under international accounting

Oct 1, 2012

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

US politics and stock markets

Oct 1, 2012

The U.S. presidential election is a highly anticipated event that garners much of the public’s attention. Major news outlets put huge efforts into reporting, discussing and debating the merits of the candidates, parties and policies put forth.

Economic turbulence has negative impact on projected salary increases for next year

Oct 1, 2012

Canadian employers expect salaries to rise by an average of 2.6% in 2013, according to Morneau Shepell’s annual Compensation Survey.