There’s been lots of talk recently about improving access to pension benefits for Canadians. Several provinces are implementing or studying frameworks for pooled registered pension plans, and numerous parties are calling for increases to Canada Pension Plan contributions and benefits. It is an important question—or set of questions, really: With fewer workers participating in pension plans—especially in the private sector—and reduced contributions to the CPP, how do we ensure that Canadians have enough resources to live through their retirements in relative comfort?
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal confirmed that pay in lieu of notice made under the Ontario Employment Standards Act did not constitute “earnings” for the purpose of loss of earning benefits following termination of employment.
Opposition MPP Jonah Schein has introduced a private member’s bill to place stricter limits on unpaid internships in Ontario.