Stopping compensation benefits at age 65 not discrimination, says New Brunswick court

A New Brunswick worker whose long-term disability benefits were discontinued when he turned 65 is not a victim of age discrimination, according to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Ronald Laronde received disability benefits from the New Brunswick Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and its predecessor, the Workers Compensation Board, since he stopped working in 1990 due to a workplace injury. As per legislation, the commission stopped payments when Laronde turned 65.

Laronde was also receiving monthly payments from the Canada Pension and Old Age Security benefits. He claimed this was age discrimination under the

Charter of Rights and Freedoms