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Implementing intentions: Recent pension division jurisprudence

  • July 13, 2017
  • Natasha Monkman

Despite legislative provisions that are intended to ease pension divisions upon marriage breakdown and expedite the finality of such divisions, there continue to be interesting disputes that arise. Recent cases, McKearney-Morgan v Morgan, 2016 NSSC 79 and Stephens v Stephens, 2016 ONSC 367, are two such examples, in which the court was called upon to enforce existing court orders with a view to implementing the original intention of the parties.

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Case Summary: OLRB defers to Superintendent of Financial Services on overpayment issue

  • June 09, 2017
  • Balraj K. Dosanjh

Coco Paving Inc. v International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793, 2017 CanLII 8326. David A. McKee, Vice-Chair Leslie A. Brown and Jenny Coco for Coco Paving Inc. Ernie A. Schirru, Mark Zigler, Jeff Smith and Kirsten Agrell for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793.

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The VRSP: Ring any bells?

  • June 09, 2017
  • François Parent and Cloé Potvin

On July 1, 2014, most of the provisions of the Quebec Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act came into effect.1 Since a first group of employers had until Dec. 31, 2016, to comply with certain obligations under the VRSP Act, we are providing you with a summary of some of the main obligations of employers under said Act.

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Tribunal awards nominal costs for unreasonable conduct

  • March 08, 2017
  • Jason R. Paquette

In August 2016 the Financial Services Tribunal released its decision regarding a request for Hearing filed by Josef Dudumas asking it to direct the Superintendent of Financial Services to order Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP to recalculate the commuted value of his pension benefits.

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