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Workplace Mental Health and Provincial Government Initiatives Affecting Pension Plans

These are among the subjects included in the current issue of the Morneau Shepell News & Views, a monthly publication dedicated to providing insights to its clients in Canada

TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell points to steps organizations can take to promote workplace mental health in the current issue of its newsletter, News & Views.

  • WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH TREND -- According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the economic burden of mental health problems is $51 billion annually, of which 40% could be attributed to loss of productivity at work. Any organization can use Morneau Shepell's free self-serve online tool at to gauge their own company's mental health readiness compared to competitors.
  • FEI SURVEY - In January 2013, Morneau Shepell partnered with the Financial Executives International (FEI) to better understand the perspectives of senior financial executives on the subjects of health, productivity and retirement issues in the workplace.
  • ONTARIO'S 2013 BUDGET - Read how the Ontario Government's budget brought forward May 2 includes items related to pension plans and employee benefits.
  • UPDATE ON POOLED REGISTERED PENSION PLANS: NEW BILLS IN ALBERTA AND QUÉBEC -- Alberta introduced legislation on April 18, 2013, following Saskatchewan and BC. In Quebec, the government introduced a Bill on May 8.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as the largest administrator of pension and benefits plans. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 8,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit


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