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Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

When elderly adults get married | Steve Benmor

People marry for many reasons but companionship is one of the most popular reasons why older adults get married. Under Ontario law, the act of marriage has legal consequences. So when an elderly parent reveals to his adult children that he has decided to remarry, considering the potential financial consequences to him and his estate, it is understandable why some adult children would challenge his decision. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 2:29 PM

Powers of attorney for mobile clients: Multijurisdictional incapacity planning suitcase_travel_sm

Because there is a lack of harmonization between many jurisdictions as to what effect a power of attorney prepared in one jurisdiction will have in another jurisdiction, in particular powers of attorney for personal care and advance health directives, more thought and planning is needed to deal with incapacity issues in our increasingly mobile society. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Social media deep dive: Data privacy in death socialmedia_conveyor_sm

Social media is not immune to death. After we’re gone, all of those colourful tiles that we joyfully interact with will either succumb to digital death or persist into the digital hereafter if we don’t act on them when we’re alive. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 7:55 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Evidence

Application by the applicant Cohen and the respondent Estate for an order permitting them to question Radnoff, as a non-party, prior to trial. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

The Russian dog theory of litigation: A fable | Barry Landy

Gentle readers, I propose to regale you with a fable. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 1:09 PM

Powers of attorney for mobile clients: Separate situs suitcase_travel_sm

Many of us are familiar with the use of multiple wills for those with assets in different jurisdictions. But what about multiple powers of attorney? ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 12:05 PM

MAiD changes step in right direction | Nathan Baker

The federal government with its amendments to the Criminal Code to expand the availability of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) through Bill C-7 is beginning to take the right steps in expanding this important ability to choose one’s own end. The current system has been under scrutiny since the decision in Truchon v. Procureur général du Canada, [2019] Q.J. No. 7750. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

Bill expands eligibility for assisted death but not for those suffering only from mental illness Justice Minister David Lametti and Health Minister Patty Hajdu

Proposed government reforms would expand Canadians’ eligibility for medical assistance in dying — including possibly to some sufferers of dementia — however, persons whose intolerable and irremediable mental or physical suffering stems solely from mental illness will remain ineligible under new provisions that Justice Minister David Lametti predicted “will pass muster under the Charter.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]