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How will the Superior Court of Québec deal with pension laws from Newfoundland and Labrador, Québec and the Parliament?
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2017

On January 30, 2017, Justice Stephen W. Hamilton issued an interlocutory decision in the context of a motion for directions, the outcome of which

New Nova Scotia temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • August 10 2017

On August 9, 2017, the Nova Scotia Superintendent of Pensions announced temporary solvency relief for defined benefit pension plans available

Growing Concerns with Proposed Amendments Affecting Private Businesses and their Shareholders
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 10 2017

On July 18, 2017, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced sweeping changes to the way private businesses and their shareholders are taxed. The

OSFI Issues Draft Guideline for Derivatives Sound Practices for Federally Regulated Private Pension Plans
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2017

On July 31, 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) published for comment a new draft guideline, titled:

Tax Proposals Target Canadian Business Owners
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • August 4 2017

Although Canadian individuals are already subject to some of the highest tax rates in the world, the Canadian federal government released a discussion

Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin - August 3, 2017
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 3 2017

Upon arrival at a police station after her arrest, the complainant was told that she would be searched. She told an officer, “I don’t understand

Can Employers Be Liable for Employees' Loss of Disability Benefits Coverage?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 1 2017

The answer is "yes". This risk mainly arises when an employer who offers disability plan coverage to its employees, terminates the employment of an

More employee benefits on the horizon
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2017

The year 2017 is seeing significant changes in labour and employment matters across Canada. Several jurisdictions, including the federal government

Federal Court of Appeal allows 50 stock-option deduction.
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2017

In order to benefit from the 50 deduction for stock-option-employment income under s. 110(1)(d), the share acquired on exercise of the option must

Pensions Newsletter - July 2017
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2017

Caroline Melis (the wife) and Cornelis Johannes Zwanenburg (the husband) married in 1986 and separated in 2004. Pursuant to the subsequent divorce