Getting ready to act on changesFrom pensions to garnishments to labour standards, governments are looking at changes that could affect payrollBy Sheila Brawn06/01/2015|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2015 For busy payroll professionals, it can be challenging to stay up to date on current legislative developments. To help make it a little easier, here is an update on the status of some payroll-related legislative proposals from across Canada: Federal: Parliament is examining a private member’s bill that would make Remembrance Day a statutory holiday across Canada. NDP MP Dan Harris tabled Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), last fall. Private members’ bills rarely pass first reading but Bill C-597 has passed second reading and been referred to a legislative committee for further study. It is not yet known if Parliament will pass the bill and, if it does, whether the legislation would be enacted before this year’s Remembrance Day. Alberta: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.