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Mercer Communiqué Library


Mercer Communique Library

Communiqués are issued regularly throughout the year and provide non-editorial summaries of legislation and topical information relating to pensions, benefits, and other human resource topics.

Mercer Communiqués are listed below. More are added as they happen.

2015

Amended Federal Pension Regulations – March 15
Alberta Releases 2015 Budget – March 30
Saskatchewan To Restrict Senior's Drug Plan Eligibility – April 1
Federal Budget 2015 – April 23
The 2015 Ontario Budget – April 24

2014

Québec adopts the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act – January 17
Federal Budget 2014 – February 12
Passage Of New Brunswick’s Prescription And Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act – April 24
Federal Consultation On Target Benefit Pension Plans – April 25
Ontario Budget 2014 – May 2
The July 2014 Ontario Budget – July 15
New Alberta Pension Legislation Proclaimed Effective September 1, 2014 – July 31
New Federal Pension Regulations Released For Comment – September 30
Ontario Tribunal Finds that Contractual Pension Indexing is Not an Ancillary Benefit - November 26
First Reading of Bill 4: Repealing Phase Two of New Brunswick's Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act - December 12

2013

Pooled Asset Management For Ontario Public-Sector Pension Plans – The Morneau Report – January 29
Indalex Decision Restores Order For DIP Lenders – February 7
Federal Court Articulates Test For Family Status Discrimination – February 14
New Temporary Funding Relief Offered In Nova Scotia – February 25
Federal Budget 2013 – March 22
New Brunswick Shared Risk Pension Plans The Good and the Bad – April 15
Health A Priority In Alberta Budget 2013 – April 18
Quebec Expert Committee Report on a Sustainable Retirement System – April 19
The 2013 Ontario Budget – May 3
Bill 39 - Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act – May 21
Quebec Issues a New Draft Regulation Concerning Funding Relief Measures – July 22 
Reduction of Post-Retirement Benefits: The GM case – July 31
Ontario Draft Regulation On Pension Asset Transfers – August 6
Finding a Better Pension Plan Design – September 9
Report of the Committee on Public Finance on the D'Amours Report – October 8
Ontario Pension Asset Transfers – December 4
New Brunswick Bill 27 – Prescription and Catastrophic Drug Insurance Act – December 16
Québec Government Action Plan on the Future of Pension Plans – December 16