Canada – Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Imposes Deadline for Motions for Leave to Intervene in the Redetermination of Board Decisions Regarding the Excessive Pricing of Soliris Dated September 27 and November 8, 2017

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board will hold a public rehearing in the matter of the price of the patented medicine Soliris, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., the pharmaceutical company that holds the patent for Soliris and sells the medicine in Canada.

April 1, 2022 – Ottawa, ON – Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board will hold a public rehearing in the matter of the price of the patented medicine Soliris, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., the pharmaceutical company that holds the patent for Soliris and sells the medicine in Canada. Further details on the public rehearing will be announced at a later date.

Those wishing to participate as an intervener in this proceeding must file with the Board a motion for leave to intervene no later than May 1, 2022. In addition to the requirements for motions for leave to intervene prescribed by section 20 of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2012-247, the Board directs proposed interveners to indicate in their motion materials whether they intend to seek leave to introduce evidence in the redetermination.

The Panel has tentatively scheduled any motions for leave to intervene in this matter to be heard on June 20 and/or 21, 2022.

For further information on the process for seeking leave to intervene, please contact:

Sherri Wilson

Director / Directrice

Board Secretariat / Secrétariat du Conseil

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board / Conseil d’examen du prix des médicaments brevetés

Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada


NCR Board Nominates Two New Board Members


 NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading enterprise technology provider, announced Laura Sen, former non-executive chair and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., and Glenn Welling, principal and chief investment officer at Engaged Capital, have been nominated for election to our Board of Directors.

Ms. Sen is the retired non-executive chair and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., a Fortune 500 retail chain. In that role, she was responsible for all day-to-day operations and more than 25,000 employees. Under her leadership, the company grew the number of retail stores to 216 locations with revenues of more than $12 billion. Ms. Sen began her career at Zayre Corporation, a retail conglomerate, where she served as vice president of merchandising, and operated her own retail consulting business. She has been listed on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Woman in Business and Boston Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.

“We look forward to welcoming Laura to the NCR Board of Directors and drawing on her deep expertise in retail technology as we continue transforming NCR into a software platform and payments company,” said Michael Hayford, Chief Executive Officer, NCR.

“My connection with NCR began as a customer and I look forward to continuing my involvement by joining the NCR Board,” said Ms. Sen. “I think my experience in the retail industry, coupled with my board experience, will be helpful to the NCR team.”

Mr. Welling is principal and chief investment officer of Engaged Capital, a firm he founded in 2012. Prior to Engaged Capital, he was a principal and managing director at Relational Investors, a $7 billion investment fund. He also spent seven years as a managing director in the investment bank at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, Mr. Welling led strategy consulting at HOLT Value Associates and Valuad U.S., and worked as a consultant at A.T. Kearney and Marakon Associates. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“Glenn and Engaged Capital have been investors in NCR for more than four years, during which time they have developed a constructive working relationship with our management team. Having a long-term investor on our board during our strategic review process will be valuable for our company and all our shareholders,” said Hayford.

“Over the last four years, we have watched NCR’s management team transform the company from a hardware business to an innovative, growing and highly profitable recurring revenue software and services business,” said Mr. Welling. “I am looking forward to joining the NCR board to work with Mike and the team to unlock the inherent value of NCR.”

Both will stand for election at NCR’s annual meeting of shareholders on May 2, 2022, and would be added to our board after that election.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading enterprise technology provider that runs stores, restaurants and self-directed banking. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with 38,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

The Central Board recommends 8.10% rate of interest to its subscribers for the year 2021-22

The 230th meeting of Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held today during the AKAM Iconic Week in Guwahati under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister for Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Vice-Chairmanship of Shri RameshwarTeli, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Co-Chairmanship of Shri Sunil Barthwal, Secretary Labour & Employment and the Member Secretary Smt. NeelamShammi Rao, Central P F Commissioner.

The Central Board recommended 8.10% annual rate of interest to be credited on EPF accumulations in members’ accounts for the financial year 2021-22. The interest rate would be officially notified in the government gazette following which EPFO would credit the rate of interest into its subscribers’ accounts.

EPFO despite following a conservative approach towards investment, has consistently generated high returns over the last many years which has enabled it to distribute higher interest to its subscribers, through various economic cycles with minimal credit risk.

Traditionally, EPFO has been able to give a higher rate of interest on retirement savings in comparison to other available investment options because of its prudent investment policy of investing in long tenor high yielding securities for the past several decades. This has ensured that the returns on EPFO’s investments are higher even when the yields have been steadily coming down in the past decade.

For FY 2022, EPFO decided to liquidate some of its investment in equities and the interest rate recommended is a result of combined income from interest received from debt investment as well as income realized from equity investment. This enabled EPFO to provide a higher return to its subscribers and still allowed EPFO with a surplus to act as a cushion for providing a higher return in the future also. There is no over-drawl on the EPFO corpus due to this income distribution.

The assured fixed return approach of EPFO, announced by CBT every year along with the tax exemptions makes an attractive savings option for the PF members.



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Canada – Treasury Board of Canada President, Mona Fortier, tables the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2021‑22

Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021–22, in the House of Commons.

February 19, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada continues to make important investments in response to COVID-19, while ensuring other priorities, such as climate change, improved services for Indigenous peoples, infrastructure, and housing, are given the attention Canadians expect.

Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021–22, in the House of Commons.

These Supplementary Estimates propose $13.2 billion in voted budgetary spending across 70 federal organizations. This amount includes spending of $1.0 billion for additional therapeutics to treat COVID-19.

Additional proposed expenditures support a variety of government priorities, including addressing the impacts of climate change and support for housing, education, water treatment, health services and emergency response activities for Indigenous Canadians and their communities. 

The Supplementary Estimates also show, for information purposes, forecast budgetary statutory expenditures of $3.9 billion, which includes funding for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit and ventilation improvement projects in schools.

The Estimates family of documents provides Canadians and parliamentarians with insight into how the Government plans to invest taxpayer money. 


“Improvements to quality of life and an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic are equally important. These Estimates demonstrate that our government is addressing immediate needs while continuing to make long term investments that benefit all Canadians.”

–   The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board

Quick Facts

The Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021-22, are seeking authority to spend an additional $13.2 billion in voted budgetary expenditures.
For information purposes, the Supplementary Estimates (C) also present forecast budgetary statutory expenditures of $3.9 billion.
With these Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021-22, the proposed budgetary authorities for 2021–22 amount to $415 billion, including $188.8 billion in planned voted expenditures and $226.2 billion in forecast statutory expenditures.    

Associated Links

Supplementary Estimates (C) 2021-22
 Supplementary Estimates (B) 2021-22
Supplementary Estimates (A) 2021-22
Main Estimates 2021-22
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
GC InfoBase

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Acting Director of Communications and Press Secretary

Office of the President of the Treasury Board


Media Relations

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