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Mandatory Retirement Ends for Federally Regulated Employers in December 2012


The Government of Canada’s has repealed (see Part 12) sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and Canada Labour Code that permit employers to implement “mandatory retirement” policies.  These changes will take effect in December 2012.

The repeal of the mandatory retirement provisions in Canadian law was contained in the Budget Implementation Act, which received Royal Assent on December 16, 2011.

All Canadian jurisdictions, with the exception of New Brunswick, have now abolished mandatory retirement.

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