Amid ongoing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, Morneau Shepell continues to provide resources to our clients and to the general public to help deal with the impact of the virus.
A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Calder v. Alberta affirmed the decision of the trial judge granting a retired member of a public sector pension plan compensation for the negligent misrepresentation of the member’s future...
Saskatchewan has adopted a number of new and extended employment leave provisions that will affect pension and benefit plan sponsors.
On December 19, 2019, the federal government announced that the proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options would not come into force on the previously proposed date of January 1, 2020.
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There have been several recent announcements of changes to provincial government health care benefits.
Several new developments in 2019 point towards greater government intervention to manage drug prices as well as the cost of public drug plans.
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.
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.
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...