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.

30,000 Feet - Second quarter, 2012

Jul 9, 2012

The Biggest Stories of The Quarter With Significant Ongoing Impact

New Brunswick amends Pension Benefits Act

Jun 14, 2012

New Brunswick introduced Bill 63, An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Act, which establishes an optional new program structure available to pension plans registered in New Brunswick.

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.

Nova Scotia palliative Home Care Drug Coverage

Jun 14, 2012

On February 1, 2012, in all areas of Nova Scotia, the province began funding drug coverage at no cost for palliative home care patients.