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Effective January 1, 2015, all those receiving short or long-term disability payments will have that income tax deducted at source. The new procedure conforms to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements that income tax be deducted from all taxable disabi...Read More
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) appears to be targeting individuals who earn too much money in their tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs). The accounts were established by the federal government in 2009 to encourage people to save more for retirement. ...Read More
December 18, 2014
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Effective January 1, 2015, the maximum pensionable earnings for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) will increase to $53,500 from $52,500. The joint employer-employee contribution rate remains unchanged at 9.9 per cent of pensionable earnings.  The maximum...Read More
December 16, 2014
Coughlin Courier
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December 03, 2014
A greener future
Our children deserve to live in a cleaner and greener future. http://www.coughlin.ca/en/claims-administration/pre-authorized-deposit/greener-future.aspxRead More
The 2008-09 recession saw many pension plans reduce or eliminate their built-in cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). With the return of better times and buoyant equity markets, the retirees of two of the nation’s largest pension plans affected by the...Read More
A Nova Scotia teacher found that an employer’s need to accommodate a disability is not unlimited, particularly if accommodation could affect the safety of others in the work place. The case involved a teacher with a 15-year record of good work expe...Read More
There was a time when a person living to age 100 would be featured in newspapers and receive a congratulatory letter from the Queen. While still relatively rare, more people than ever are living to celebrate their centennial year.  Life expectancies...Read More
Nine out of 10 small businesses in Quebec favour the province’s new voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSP), an Ipsos Reid survey conducted for Manulife Financial shows. The strong support for the VRSP among small business owners confirms other po...Read More
September 30, 2014
Belfast Road closure
Construction of the light rail transit line will result in the closure of Belfast Road north and south of Tremblay Road beginning Monday, June 2, 2014 until spring 2016. Tremblay Road remains open. For more information, visit Confederation Line....Read More
Due to bridge replacement at the Highway 417 interchange, traffic on the Vanier Expressway and Highway 417 will be closed in both directions between Coventry Road and Tremblay Road beginning 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Lane restrictions will occur Satu...Read More
The median net worth of Canadian families is now $243,800, according to Statistics Canada’s 2012 Survey of Financial Security. Adjusted for inflation, that amount represents a growth rate of 44.5 per cent from 2005 and 78 per cent from 1999, the go...Read More
Another sign that equity markets have rebounded from the 2008-09 market crash:  company stock option plans are popular again. According to information released by Fidelity Investments, 86 per cent of respondents it surveyed under the age of 40 say t...Read More
Quebec’s public drug plan provides the best access to newly approved drugs, the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) says.In a review of federal and provincial public drug plans, the CHPI found that while both Quebec and Ontario each provided cov...Read More
The Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada has urged Canada’s life insurers to avoid asking life insurance applicants to provide results of any genetic tests they may have taken. “We are calling on the industry to refrain from asking for ...Read More
The re-election of the Ontario government and the rapid passage of its provincial budget in July have re-affirmed the province’s commitment to introduce its own universal defined benefit pension plan. According to the budget document, the new Ontar...Read More
Medical marijuana gained greater legitimacy as a medical treatment this April with the passage of the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations law.   Under the terms of the new legislation, Canadians requiring marijuana for medical treatments will...Read More
The province of New Brunswick has introduced legislation to require all of that province’s residents to have access to a drug plan. Similar to Quebec’s mandatory drug law, the New Brunswick Drug Plan (NBDP), will provide drug coverage to the ...Read More
August 08, 2014
Coughlin Courier
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Canada’s public service pension plans may have to be re-designed to make them sustainable in the long term, Auditor General Michael Ferguson says. In his spring 2014 report to parliament, Mr. Ferguson warned that the pension plans for federal publi...Read More
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