• Posts by Megan S. Kaneen

    Megan advises boards of trustees and plan sponsors on a variety of legal matters involving pension plans, employee life and health trusts and other benefit plans. Her clients include both single employer plans and trusteed ...

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In the 2018 budget, the Government of Canada announced its initiative to discontinue CRA policies regarding health and welfare trusts (HWTs) and require conversion of HWTs to employee life and health trusts (ELHTs). The amendments to the Income Tax Act required to implement this initiative came into force on June 29, 2021. The deadline for conversion remains January 1 ...

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On April 30, 2021, Bill C-30, the most recent federal budget implementation bill, underwent first reading in the House of Commons. Bill C-30 contains the amendments to the Income Tax Act that are required to effect the health and welfare trust to employee life and health trust (ELHT) conversion initiative that was first announced by the government of Canada in the 2018 ...


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