Pension Plan Survivor Benefits

Know Your Options

Pension plan members can choose between different options for survivor benefits. In BC, a plan member with a spouse must take a pension that pays a survivor benefit to the spouse if the member dies first (unless the spouse gives up that right by signing a prescribed form). After a separation, a retired […]

By | January 28th, 2016|

Mandatory Minimums for Firearms Offences

According to a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada last Spring, mandatory minimum sentences for possessing a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm are considered cruel or unusual punishment, making them unconstitutional.  Section 95 of the Criminal Code – which had been recently amended – imposed severe restrictions on two classes of firearms:

1. “Prohibited firearms” […]

By | January 8th, 2016|