B.C. proposes all long term disability plans be insured

Jul 16, 2018

The British Columbia Ministry of Finance has undertaken a review of the province’s Financial Institutions Act and Credit Union Incorporation Act to consider the regulatory framework governing the financial sector.

Update: Quebec adopts prohibition on orphan clauses and expands leaves of absence

Jul 16, 2018

Bill 176, “An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance,” (the Act) was adopted on June 12, 2018 by the Quebec National Assembly.

Ontario adopts buy-out annuity regulations

May 16, 2018

On April 3, 2018, the Ontario government filed O. Reg. 193/18, setting out rules for the purchase of buy-out annuities from an insurance company.

Ontario releases proposals on funding framework for target benefit MEPPs

May 16, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the implementation of a framework for collectively bargained target benefit multiemployer pension plans (TB MEPPs) in Ontario continued with the posting of the proposed funding framework for TB MEPPs.

Ontario adopts new funding regulations

May 16, 2018

On April 20, 2018, new Ontario funding regulations were filed by the Ontario government.

Quebec Bill 176: Differences in treatment with respect to pension plans and employee benefits and other amendments to the Act respecting labour standards

Apr 16, 2018

Bill 176, An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance, was introduced to the Quebec National Assembly by Dominique Vien, Minister responsible for Labour, on 03/20/...

Quebec Bill 174 amends rules for maternity, parental and paternity leaves

Apr 16, 2018

On March 20, 2014, the Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity has introduced Bill 174, An Act mainly to relax the parental insurance plan in order to promote better family-work balance.

Ontario Budget

Apr 16, 2018

The Ontario Budget was released on March 28, 2018, in advance of the provincial election scheduled for June 7, 2018.

Ontario releases description of proposed variable benefit regulations

Apr 16, 2018

On March 20, 2018, the Ontario Ministry of Finance posted a description of proposed regulations concerning the payment of variable benefits from the defined contribution (DC) provision of an Ontario-registered pension plan.

Navigating Change: 2018 Business Council Skills Survey

Apr 5, 2018

A new report conducted by Morneau Shepell, in cooperation with the Business Council of Canada.