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Anti-Bullying Bill Receives Royal Assent

On June 19, 2012, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012, received Royal Assent. Section 7 (Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week) came into force upon Royal Assent. As previously reported, the remaining sections of the Bill will come into force on September 1, 2012.

Reaching Out – First Edition

Dear Friends, The Social Service Sector Practice Group is pleased to introduce its first FTR Now edition of Reaching Out. Reaching Out is our Social Service Update designed to provide you with legal updates on new and developing cases, trends and topics that are relevant to your sector and which provide you with information and…

Pooled Registered Pension Plan Act Receives Royal Assent

The federal government has announced that Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts, will receive Royal Assent today, June 28, 2012. As previously reported, Bill C-25 is new legislation implementing the framework for federally regulated pooled registered pension plans (“PRPPs”).

Ontario Files BPS Solvency Funding Relief, JSPP Funding Rules and Filing of Actuarial Valuations Regulation

On June 22, 2012, the Ontario government filed O. Reg 164/12 made under the Pension Benefits Act, amending Regulation 909 (General). Generally speaking, plan administrators are required to file actuarial valuations within nine months from the date of the valuation. O. Reg 164/12 provides an extension to the window for filing actuarial valuations in accordance…

Amended Ontario Budget Bill Passes Third Reading, Receives Royal Assent

On June 20, 2012, Bill 55, Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012 (“Bill 55”) passed Third Reading, as amended by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (“Committee”). Among other matters, proposed amendments to interest arbitration processes under a variety of statutes were deleted from the Bill, including the Ambulance Services Collective…

Bill Adds Gender Identity, Gender Expression to Human Rights Code

On June 13, 2012, a Private Member Bill with three-party support passed at Third Reading, as amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Bill 33, Toby’s Act (Right to be Free from Discrimination and Harassment Because of Gender Identity or Gender Expression), 2012 amends the Human Rights Code to specify that every person has…

Amended Ontario Anti-Bullying Bill Passes Third Reading

On June 5, 2012, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012, passed at Third Reading. As previously reported, Bill 13 was extensively amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy. With the exception of the amendments outlined in section 7 (Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week), Bill 13 will come into force on September 1, 2012….