Statistics on prescription drug use in 2012 reflect the effect of drug cost control measures implemented by several provinces and the impact of many new generic drugs introduced on the market.
Several recent provincial announcements for public drug plans may also impact private benefit programs; those changes are outlined below:
On March 20, 2013, the Saskatchewan Government released its 2013 Budget.
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his 2013 Budget on Thursday March 21, 2013. It included only a few initiatives concerning or impacting Registered Pension Plans (“RPPs”) or retirement savings.
This graph shows the changes in the financial position of a typical defined benefit plan since December 31, 2007.
On March 28, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate.
As at March 31, 2013
Morneau Shepell releases results of Performance Universe of pension managers' pooled funds - April 2013Mar 31, 2013
Pension Funds See a Good Start to the Year
On February 28, 2013, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 16, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (the “Act”).
On March 18, 2013, the British Columbia Family Law Act came into effect, governing, among other things, the division of pension plan assets upon marriage breakdown.