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Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Saskatchewan legal information project aims to increase access to justice using public libraries Brea_Lowenberger_sm

A program better equipping Saskatchewan's public libraries to provide legal information has proven to be successful, well attended and lauded by lawyers, says an organizer.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 11:32 AM

Time to take look at consent issues for people with dementia in B.C.: law institute CCEL executive director Krista James

A B.C. law reform agency is calling for a shift in thinking on health care consent for people with dementia in the province to better reflect capacity issues and ensuring health care workers know the law. ... [read more]

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 1:32 PM

Ottawa promotes judge, appoints two others in B.C.

Justice Canada announced the following judicial appointments for the province of British Columbia on March 8: ... [read more]

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 12:52 PM

WEL Partners adds associate

WEL Partners announced that Marian Passmore has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 8:31 AM

Family trusts: Weighing the true value of a discretionary interest coin_stacks_sm

What is the dollar value of an interest in a discretionary family trust for equalization purposes under Ontario’s Family Law Act? ... [read more]

Thursday, March 07, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

Alberta Appeal Court decision offers new clarity on will interpretation: lawyer Barbara Stratton, Bennett Jones LLP

An Alberta woman alleging suspicious circumstances surrounding the execution of a will has been dealt a blow in her attempts to obtain it after the provincial Court of Appeal ruled such a move would trigger its no contest clause. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

The thorny issue of testamentary capacity light bulbs

The law presumes that a person who is at least eighteen years of age or falls within the above exceptions has the mental capacity to make a will. In other words, and put simply, she understands what she is doing and understands the nature and general value of her assets that are being dealt with in the will. This presumption applies even to people who are of advanced years. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 7:52 AM

TRUSTS - The beneficiary

Appeal by the defendant from summary judgment awarding the respondent arrears of rent. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Ex-AG alleges PM, senior officials tried to ‘politically interfere’ in SNC case; Trudeau ‘completely disagrees’ Jody Wilson-Raybould

In an accusation strenuously denied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould alleged that before he removed her as attorney general of Canada last month, she and her then-chief of staff experienced sustained “very inappropriate” political interference and escalating “extraordinary” pressure from senior government officials, including the prime minister and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, to reverse her decision last fall not to shelve the criminal bribery prosecution of Montreal-based construction giant SNC-Lavalin in favour of a negotiated deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 8:10 AM

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Parties

Appeal by the former wife of the deceased from refusal of variation of an order requiring prior leave to advance any claims against her former husband's estate, and from the order itself. ... [read more]