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Some Nova Scotians are calling for paid sick leave because they say the government’s decision to lift remaining coronavirus health orders will burden families who may feel pressured to go to work while sick. NDP labour critic Kendra Coombes says she’s been inundated with concerns from constituents after chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang lifted […]

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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. According to its annual report, the PSSP, a defined benefit pension plan for 41,000 current and former public sector employees in Nova Scotia, saw the value of its assets rise […]

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Nova Scotia’s Public Service Superannuation Plan saw a 15.75 per cent return net of investment fees for the fiscal year 2020/21, generating $1 billion in total investment income. The plan’s funded status increased to 97.9 per cent at March 31, 2021, from 91.4 per cent the previous year. Its total net assets were about $7.2 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 15:00
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Nova Scotia is allowing residents to apply directly to their financial institution to access their retirement savings when facing financial challenges. Under amendments to provincial pension legislation effective July 1, a person may be approved to access part of a locked-in retirement account or life income fund if they expect less than $41,067 in income […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 15, 2021 June 16, 2021
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Nova Scotia’s Public Service Superannuation Plan reported a 98.5 per cent funded status as of Dec. 31, 2019 and said it will halt cost-of-living adjustments for retirees for the next five years. According to the plan’s 2020 funded health review, its funding policy prohibits indexing when the PSSP’s funded status is below 100 per cent. […]

  • July 1, 2020 January 20, 2021
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