Douglas Rienzo

Douglas Rienzo

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Ontario Employers Must Insure Long-Term Disability Benefits

The Ontario Budget introduced by the newly-elected Liberal government on July 14, 2014 includes a proposal for mandatory insurance of long-term disability (LTD) benefits. The Budget was accompanied by Bill 14, Building...more

8/6/2014 - Canada Disability Benefits Employee Benefits Proposed Legislation

PBA Amendments in Response to Carrigan Case Become Law

Following the recent provincial election, Ontario’s Liberal government re-introduced the budget bill which had been defeated during the last session of the legislature. With the Liberals’ new majority in the legislature, the...more

7/28/2014 - Canada Pension Benefits Act

Ontario Introduces PBA Amendments in Response to Carrigan Case

Last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal surprised many in the pension industry with its decision in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate, which essentially established a new priority scheme for the payment of pre-retirement death...more

12/13/2013 - Beneficiaries Canada Death Benefits Pension Benefits Act Pensions Retirement Surviving Spouse

New Requirements re Insurance for LTD Plans of Federally-Regulated Employers Coming Into Force in 2014

In 2012, the federal government passed Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, which among other things amends the Canada Labour Code (the Code) to implement insurance requirements for long-term disability...more

5/14/2013 - Canada Disability Insurers Jobs Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

Carrigan Case: Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses Leave to Appeal

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate. As a result, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s new interpretation of the priority scheme for the payment of...more

3/29/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Death Benefits Pension Benefits Act Pensions

FSCO Updates Family Law Forms

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has posted revised family law forms which plan administrators, plan members and their spouses/former spouses must use when plan members or their spouses are seeking a...more

1/21/2013 - Divorce FSCO Marital Assets Pensions Property Division

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