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Nearing the End of Mandatory Retirement

November-21-2006

Area Employment and Labour

Summary

On December 12, 2006, Bill 211 comes into force effectively ending mandatory retirement.  As you may be aware, the Minister of Labour introduced Bill 211, the Ending Mandatory Retirement Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005 (“Act”) to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on June 7, 2005.  The legislation was proposed to end the practice of mandatory retirement in Ontario “while not undermining existing pension, benefit and early retirement rights”.  It was designed to afford those who are 65 years of age and older the same opportunity to earn a living and contribute to society enjoyed by younger workers.

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