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New law extends pension death benefits to common law spouses

With Ontario’s budget having received royal assent on July 24, 2014, the so-called Carrigan amendments to the Pension Benefits Act have become law.

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s 2012 decision in… 152 more words

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Alberta's new pension legislation takes effect in September

The Alberta government has indicated that its new Employment Pension Plans Act and supporting regulations will take effect on September 1, 2014.

The legislation was passed in 2012, but the government did not approve the regulations until July 22, 2014. 107 more words

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Six-year limitation applies to extra-provincial trademark cases, Federal Court rules

The federal limitation period of six years applies to trademark infringement where the cause of action, including damages, arises otherwise than in a single Province, the Federal Court of Canada has ruled. 90 more words

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Nortel Networks agrees to pay U.S. bondholers up to US$1-billion in interest

WILMINGTON, Del. — Nortel Networks Inc, the U.S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about US$1 billion in interest that has accrued on the US$3.9 billion it owes to its U.S. 333 more words

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Scotiabank settles lawsuit with 15,000 employees over unpaid overtime claims

The Bank of Nova Scotia has reached a proposed settlement in a massive class action that had alleged the bank denied overtime to as many as 15,000 current and former retail branch employees. 638 more words

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Monica Kowal takes on vice-chair role at Ontario Securities Commission

Monica Kowal, general counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission since 2004, has been appointed vice-chair of the regulator.

She replaces Mary Condon, who will remain a part-time OSC commissioner but has returned to a previous position at Osgoode Hall Law School. 168 more words

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FCT marks charitable milestones through Habitat for Humanity partnership

Title insurer FCT’s charitable foundation will soon reach a number of milestones through its corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Sometime this year, FCT will have contributed almost $300,000 in cash to support Habitat program expansions, including ReStore expansions and the 360 Built Smart Partnership. 21 more words

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