Category: Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation

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Alert: 2019 Ontario Budget – Electronic Communications and Beneficiary Designations

April 12, 2019

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government tabled the 2019 Ontario Budget (2019 Budget). The 2019 Budget announced that the government is considering future changes to the Pension Benefits Act to permit pension plans to communicate with plan members electronically as the default method. The 2019 Budget also amends the Insurance Act to clarify the ability of insurers to accept…

Your Guide to the 2019 Federal Budget

March 22, 2019

On March 19, 2019, the Government of Canada released its 2019 budget (2019 Budget) before the federal election later this year. We’ve summarized the key aspects from the 2019 Budget that may impact your business.  For tax changes, including proposed changes to the excise taxation of cannabis extracts (including oils), cannabis edibles and cannabis topicals, please see 2019 Federal Budget – Selected Tax…

2019 Federal Budget – Selected Tax Measures

March 20, 2019

On March 19, 2019, the Minister of Finance introduced Canada’s 2019 federal budget (2019 Budget). The government had already signalled that the primary focus of the 2019 Budget would not be business concerns as those had been largely addressed in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. Given that 2019 is an election year, that should not be surprising. Nonetheless, the 2019…

2019 Federal Budget: Key Provisions Affecting Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation

March 20, 2019

On March 19, 2019, the federal government tabled its 2019 budget (2019 Budget), which included a number of provisions related to pensions, benefits and executive compensation, as summarized below. Changes to Insolvency Proceedings, Corporate Law and Pensions Changes to Stock Options Unclaimed Assets Framework Permitting Additional Types of Annuities Under Registered Plans Individual Pension Plans Contributions to a Specified Multi-Employer…

Pensions Newsletter – January 2019

January 17, 2019

Welcome to the 23rd issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….

Ontario’s Bill 57: Proposed Changes to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act

November 28, 2018

The Ontario government recently tabled its Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review (Review), which included a number of registered pension plan related provisions, and introduced Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018 (Bill 57) in the Ontario legislature. If passed, Bill 57 will implement certain provisions of the Review, including amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (PBA), as summarized…

Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law

October 30, 2018

Please join us for discussions on recent updates and legal developments in pension and employee benefits as well as employment law issues. Case Law and Regulatory Roundup – Adam Ngan An Overview: Human Rights and Employment Law Issues Relating to Canadian Benefit Arrangements – Caroline Helbronner and Andrea York Regulatory Pension Plan Audits and Update on FSRA – Kathryn Bush…

Pensions Newsletter – October 2018

October 18, 2018

Welcome to the 22nd issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….

Recent Developments and Trends in Executive Compensation

October 3, 2018

  Please join us for a complimentary seminar as speakers from Mercer Canada Limited and the Blakes Executive Compensation and Employment & Labour groups discuss current issues affecting the design and taxation of executive compensation arrangements as well as managing executive transitions.   Topics:  Evolving Trends in Executive Compensation Increasing shareholder demands are raising the bar and broadening the scope…

Pensions Newsletter – July 2018

July 17, 2018

Welcome to the 21st issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….

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