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Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

After you’re gone: Body donation and the limits of testamentary freedom body_donation_sm

Ingrid Newkirk, renowned animal rights activist, and founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has published a remarkable directive regarding the use of her body and body parts post-death. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

‘Massive’ budget implementation bill replete with legal measures of note to bar and clients Jan Borowy

The Trudeau government’s latest jam-packed budget implementation bill (Bill C-86), which is under scrutiny this week at the Commons Finance Committee, includes scores of proposed regulatory measures — many of them unheralded and deserving of lawyers’ attention. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 @ 5:42 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

Judicial council says judge was ‘ill-advised’ and violated rules by acting as Lakehead University’s interim law dean Brian Gover

In a decision expected to be challenged in Federal Court, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) has decided that Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith breached his obligations to devote himself solely to his judicial duties, and to stay out of public and potential legal controversy, when he took a leave of absence formally approved by his chief justice to act pro bono as interim dean of Lakehead University’s struggling new law school. ... [read more]

Friday, November 02, 2018 @ 2:15 PM

Minden Gross hires senior associate for wills and estates group

Minden Gross LLP announced that David Judson has joined the firm as a partner while Joanne Golden and Sheila Morris are new associates. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 1:55 PM

Foglers boosts Toronto team with addition of seven associates

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP announced the following have joined the firm as associates in the Toronto office: Monica Bianchini, Michael Coleman, Petar Dodic, Taleen Ohanessian, Liza Quail, Rachel Fielding and Tamar Silverbrook. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

MARITAL PROPERTY - Conduct of parties - Dissipation of assets, preservation of property

Appeal by the testator's widow from refusal of an accounting and equalization under the Family Property Act. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 12:54 PM

Fogler, Rubinoff adds partner, counsel

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP announced the addition of partner Eric Hoffstein and counsel John Rowinski to the firm’s Toronto office.   ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

Political activity amendments would give charities more voice charity_fundraising_sm

On Sept. 14, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada published a proposal of draft legislative amendments (amendments) to the Income Tax Act (ITA) to remove the ITA’s quantitative limits for charities on non-partisan political activities. On Oct. 3, 2018, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) also released a draft guidance on the matter, Charities and public policy advocacy (draft guidance). ... [read more]

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Cross-border estate administration: Both sides now crossborder_flags_sm

When a deceased person has cross-border connections to the United States and Ontario or any province or territory in Canada, many issues can arise which can complicate the administration of their estate. In this series of articles, we discuss common issues that can arise when estates have connections on both sides of the border. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Clark Wilson bolsters team with three associates

Clark Wilson LLP announced that Leslie Wong, Michael Scott and Polly Storey have joined the Vancouver firm as associates. ... [read more]