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Drug cost trends

Apr 1, 2013

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.

Provincial changes regarding prescription drugs

Apr 1, 2013

Several recent provincial announcements for public drug plans may also impact private benefit programs; those changes are outlined below:

PRPP legislation in Saskatchewan and British Columbia

Apr 1, 2013

On March 20, 2013, the Saskatchewan Government released its 2013 Budget.

Federal budget

Apr 1, 2013

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.

As at March 31, 2013 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

Apr 1, 2013

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

Leave to appeal denied in Carrigan spousal entitlement case

Apr 1, 2013

On March 28, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate.

BC introduces pooled registered pension plans

Mar 1, 2013

On February 28, 2013, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 16, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act (the “Act”).

British Columbia Family Law Act

Mar 1, 2013

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.