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Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 8:27 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Legislation - Interpretation - Statutes

Appeal by Robertson from a judgment dismissing his application for an accounting. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 10:18 AM

Ontario court ruling reflects need for changing charity laws: lawyer Susna_Manwaring_sm

The actions of registered charities have changed over the years and laws must evolve with them, says a lawyer following a court decision striking down tax law limiting a group’s anti-poverty advocacy. The July 16 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Canada Without Poverty v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 ONSC 4147 pitted registered charity Canada Without Poverty (CWP) against the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in a battle over how much nonpartisan advocacy the WCP can do without being penalized. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present mellennials_group_sm

As millennials enter the workforce and begin acquiring their own assets, it is important to turn our mind to the aging population and the significant wealth transfer by baby boomers to millennials over the next several decades. In preparation, the younger generation should consider preparing a will, giving careful consideration to who they wish to benefit, and taking steps to protect family wealth. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 2:24 PM

Tax expert Roy joins Langlois’ Quebec City office as partner

Bernard Roy has joined Langlois lawyers’ business law group in its Quebec City office, as a partner. ... [read more]

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 8:26 AM

The legal twists and turns of fundraising on social media fundraising_socialmedia_sm

Fundraising on social media encompasses a wide range of online communication, including blogs, websites, social networking sites, text messaging and email.The following is a non-exhaustive list of legal issues that charities and their legal counsel may want to consider when fundraising on social media. ... [read more]

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Companies team up to make estate management, creditor notifications easier Patrick Hartford and Grant Goldrich

A long-established legal technology company is teaming up with a legal-tech startup with the goal of making it a more seamless process for trustees to manage estates and publish notices to creditors. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

New law paves way for Henson trusts for estate planning in Alberta disability_trust_sm

New legislation was passed in Alberta on June 11, 2018, that marks a significant change to estate planning for families of individuals with disabilities. Amendments have been made to the province’s legislation to allow for trusts to be set up to provide for individuals with disabilities without negatively affecting his or her eligibility for the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

B.C. decision offers clarification of Saputo test, how it applies to presumptions on undue influence Randall Kaardal, Hunter Litigation Chambers

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a lower court judge incorrectly weighed evidence in making a determination on whether a complaint in an estate case was a triable issue, saying proving undue influence in the making of a will is difficult and can be established through circumstantial evidence. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

WILLS - Variation - Contestation of claims

Appeal by the deceased’s former wife from an order dismissing her application to file a claim against the estate of her former husband seeking variation of his will in her favour and to contest the validity of the will. ... [read more]