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While the 2022 federal budget proposed funding for national dental care, the plan, as currently understood, lacks universality, would disrupt existing public and private dental care and threatens single-tier health care. According to a recent article in the Harm Reduction Journal, thousands of Canadians needlessly suffer from largely preventable oral conditions, mostly tooth decay and […]

  • August 11, 2022 August 13, 2022
  • 09:00

The coronavirus pandemic could be the most devastating crisis of most Canadians’ lifetimes. In the past two months, efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has led to shuttered cities, event and travel cancellations, job losses and extremely volatile financial markets. And without a doubt, the global pandemic is negatively affecting retirements. Like those who […]

  • May 12, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30

Not long ago Canadian pension blogs were ringing the death knell and warning plan administrators about the collapse of the “spouse-in-the-house” rule arising from the unexpected decision in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate. Flash forward 18 months and new B.C. legislation is creating additional challenges for benefits administrators attempting to pay death benefits to a deceased’s intended beneficiary.

  • May 26, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 10:55