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Preventing POA misuse: The importance of law reform in Ontario

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 8:48 AM | By Emma Hamilton

In recent years, the importance of having a power of attorney for property in place for estate planning purposes has been emphasized given our aging population, and there has been corresponding growing litigation in the area. Serious concerns have been raised on the accountability of an appointed attorney and the lack of education provided to an attorney before stepping into such role.

The purpose of a power of attorney for property is to give one or more persons (the “attorney”) the power and authority to make...