Archives: 2021


Holiday scams and fraud

The spirit of the holidays is a time of giving for most but, for scammers, it is a time of taking. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre highlights the most popular holiday scams so that you can recognize, reject, report and be merry. Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

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Pension Plan surplus sharing agreement – Suspension of the mediation process?

Efforts to mediate a dispute between the CBC and the PNA and its Unions over the validity of the Memorandum of Agreement on Pension Surplus Sharing have so far failed to reach a settlement. Nevertheless, the mediators from Canada’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services have asked the parties to agree to a suspension of the […]

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(This news concerns only those pensioners who subscribe to the supplementary health care plan)  It’s been a challenging year for supplementary health care plans (SHCP) plans in general, and the Pensioners Plan is no exception. For the second year in a row, we forecast a deficit. To the end of August, benefit costs have amounted […]

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The Minister of Labour has appointed two high-ranking civil servants to do the mediation regarding the Memorandum of Agreement on the surplus sharing of the Pension Plan. Peter Simpson, General Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and Robert Bellerose, Regional Director for Québec, have been appointed last month. The initial meetings, which will […]

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When is it time to get help for your mental health?

Canadians’ perception of mental health has come a long way. Far from the stigma that once made people feel ashamed to admit to experiencing mental health issues, nowadays it’s common for people to seek out supports and treatment. Professional services benefit those struggling with mood and emotions, substance use, life changes and, especially in the […]

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