Regulatory Amendments Relating to End of Mandatory Issuance of SIN Cards Now in Force

Social Insurance Number Regulations made under the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act, which include Consequential Amendments to the Employment Insurance Act Regulations, came into force on April 30, 2013. Among other things, these Regulations align the regulatory framework with legislative changes enacted in the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (“JGLPA”) which end the…

CLC Amendments Increasing Fines and Requiring Federal Employers to Insure LTD Plans to Come into Force July 1, 2014

Sections 434 to 439 of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act (“JGLPA”) have been proclaimed into force effective July 1, 2014. The JGLPA is omnibus legislation giving effect to certain initiatives contained in the federal Budget 2012. Sections 434 to 439 amend the Canada Labour Code (“Code”) to, among other things: require every federal…

Tax Measures from Federal Budget 2012 to be Implemented

On October 15, 2012, the federal government tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement certain tax measures contained in the government’s March 2012 budget, the Economic Action Plan, 2012 – A Plan for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity. Among other things, the Notice of Ways and Means Motion includes implementation of the…

Federal Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

On June 29, 2012, Bill C-38, Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, received Royal Assent. Bill C-38 is omnibus legislation intended to give effect to certain key initiatives outlined in the federal government’s Budget 2012. For more information about Bill C-38, see our April 27, 2012 blog post and our FTR Now, “Federal Budget 2012…