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AstraZeneca Canada supporting LGBTQ2S+ talent with employee resource group

AstraZeneca is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ workers and drawing new talent with a new employee resource group. The AZPride Canada ERG will focus on providing social…

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French election results scuttle Macron’s hopes for pension reform

French president Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to reform his country’s pension system have been set back by the results of divisive national elections. During his campaign…

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Nova Scotia’s PSSP returns 5.56% for fiscal year

The Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan generated net returns of 5.56 per cent during its latest fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022.…

PSP entering strategic alliance with produce company, Ontario Teachers’ investing in online retailer

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is entering a strategic alliance with a produce vendor. According to the agreement, PSP Investments will manage the acquisition…

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 12:00

How PMPRB amendments could impact employers, drug plan design

The amendments to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board regulations are officially taking effect July 1, after being delayed multiple times. The changes, which were originally…

Shopify’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win helping expand employee wellness programs

Shopify Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefit Awards win is helping the company build on the most successful elements of its employee wellness programs, with an emphasis…

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Higher long-term bond yields lowering annuity purchase costs for DB pension plan sponsors: expert

Higher long-term bond yields driven by rising interest rates are lowering the cost of annuity purchases for defined benefit pension plans, says Mary Kate Archibald,…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An Ontario Superior Court judge awarding $210,000 in costs against the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
  • 09:00

Yelp shuttering offices, doubling down on remote working

Yelp Inc. is embracing its remote-working first approach by closing its offices in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., as well as reducing its footprint…

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  • June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022
  • 15:00
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U.S. abortion ruling thrusts employers into divisive arena

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted employers of all types into the most divisive corner of…

Sounding Board: A look at the future of workplace wellness

Long before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, a massive transformation of the workplace was well underway. Advanced technologies, growing demand for…

Economic, geopolitical factors causing inflationary uncertainty for institutional investors: report

A new report is urging pension plan sponsors and other institutional investors to ensure the resilience of their portfolios in a number of different inflationary…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:30
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N.B. auditor general report calls for transparency from public sector investment organization

New Brunswick’s auditor general is reigniting a dispute with the an independent public sector asset manager responsible for investing on behalf of pension plans jointly…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 13:00

CPPIB selling stake in U.K. utilities provider, Ontario Teachers’ investing in insurance brokerage

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 12:00

BCI names Michel Drolet as senior VP of corporate risk, chief audit officer

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is appointing Michel Drolet as senior vice-president of corporate risk and chief audit executive. In the role, he’ll lead…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 28, 2022
  • 11:00

20% of employees experiencing increased workplace conflict, aggression: survey

A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent…

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
  • 09:00

Transition to low carbon economy highlighting climate risks for pension plans: CAPSA

The potential impact of a disorderly transition to a low carbon economy is a top factor driving financial market regulators to accelerate and focus their…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
  • 09:00

Institutional investors seeking to plug data gaps in push for diversity

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has…

How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer sponsored pension plans not accessible…