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2019 Economic assumptions in accounting for pension and other post‑retirement benefits

Aug 6, 2019

Morneau Shepell is pleased to provide a survey of the assumptions used by a little over 90 Canadian public companies to account for the costs of their defined benefit plans.

British Columbia introduces critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave

Jul 23, 2019

Effective May 30, 2019, British Columbia employment standards legislation has been amended to introduce critical illness or injury leave and domestic or sexual violence leave.

Advisory Council’s final report recommends universal, single-payer pharmacare

Jul 23, 2019

In June 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (the Advisory Council) issued its final report recommending universal public, single-payer pharmacare for all Canadians, with a phased implementation between 2022...

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at June 30, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2018

FSRA, Ontario’s new pension regulator, takes over from FSCO

Jul 23, 2019

On June 8, 2019, the FSRA assumed the regulatory duties of the FSCO in respect to pension plan regulation in Ontario, as well as the duties of other financial regulators.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at June 30, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

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

Employee stock option deduction limits to take effect January 1, 2020

Jul 23, 2019

On June 17, 2019, the federal Minister of Finance tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion that would limit the availability of deductions with respect to shares issued under certain employee stock options granted starting January 1, 2020.

Quebec issues draft regulation affecting the stabilization provision

Jul 23, 2019

On July 3, 2019, a draft regulation amending the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

Draft employee life and health trust legislation released

Jul 23, 2019

In May 2019 the federal Department of Finance released draft legislation with respect to employee life and health trusts (ELHTs).