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Webinar to be Held on Recent ONCA Pension Decision: Pension Administrators and Employers Invited to “Log-on”

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In our November 9th, 2012 blog, we reported on a recent pension decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal, Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate, in which the Court ruled in favour of a new interpretation to the death-benefit entitlement provisions of the Pension Benefits Act (“PBA”), one that could potentially disentitle many common law spouses from…

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Canada on track to outpace G7 over next 50 years: Who is going to deliver the goods?

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The world has started to notice Canada, and now it wants everything we produce, and quickly.  This once cold sparsely populated poor cousin of the United States is suddenly on the global radar.  From its enormous oil reserves, almost limitless potential for production of renewable energy resources, strong and stable financial system, and its technological…

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Psychological Health and Safety in the Canadian Workplace: A Standard Is Born (Updated Release Date)

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As regular readers will know, the final version of the Canadian Standards Association’s National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety was originally scheduled to be released on November, 7, 2012. We have subsequently learned that the release has been postponed. The final version of the Standard is now expected to be released in early 2013….

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Ontario Schools Mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week / L’Ontario souligne la Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation et de la prévention dans le milieu scolaire

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November 18, 2012 marked the beginning of the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools. Until November 23, 2012 Ontario schools are organizing activities to educate students, parents and school staff about what constitutes bullying and the consequences it can have on the overall school environment. Greater awareness will educate the community on this…

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