2012 Federal Budget

Mar 30, 2012

The 2012 Federal Budget, brought down on March 29, 2012, includes some significant measures that will affect the retirement plans of most Canadians.

2012 Ontario Budget

Mar 27, 2012

The 2012 Ontario Budget, brought down on March 27, 2012, included some measures that affect pension plans.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans - As at February 29, 2012

Mar 5, 2012

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2007

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

Mar 5, 2012

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

Mandatory standards for customer service: Accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities act (AODA)

Mar 5, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, any private-sector organization in Ontario that provides goods or services and with 20 or more employees will need to comply with The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) (the “Act”).

CPP changes to employer-paid benefit and ASO plans

Mar 5, 2012

Recent amendments to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) legislation affect employer-sponsored disability benefit programs handled on an administrative services only (ASO) basis.

Newfoundland and Labrador extends solvency funding relief

Feb 6, 2012

Newfoundland and Labrador has amended the Solvency Funding Relief Regulations effective December 20, 2011.

Benefitting fully from the medical expense tax credit

Feb 6, 2012

Many taxpayers do not fully benefit from the tax credit for medical expenses to which they are entitled.

Newfoundland and Labrador's new adult dental health program

Feb 6, 2012

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a new dental program for adults, effective January 1, 2012.

Drug cost trends

Feb 6, 2012

Statistics on prescription drug use in 2011 reflect the effect of drug cost control measures implemented by several provinces and the impact of many new generic drugs introduced on the market.