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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 8:49 AM

Dispute over will bequeathing family farm highlights importance of witness ‘credibility’: lawyer Taayo Simmonds sm

The Superior Court of Justice has ruled in favour of a plaintiff in a case involving a contested estate, which involved two drafts of a will. Counsel involved in the case said the decision highlights the importance of witness credibility. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

How major political parties address important issue of dementia electionflag

The federal election is only days away. As of Oct. 3, the latest Ipsos poll for Global News finds that health care is the most important issue for Canadians when they go into the ballot box. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 8:52 AM

Digital estate myth #1: All assets are the same digital_things_sm

Planning for digital assets is not a new topic. Estate planners have been discussing this topic for the last 10 years, and yet during this time of rapid global technology adoption the topic of digital assets remains one of the least understood aspects of estate planning and estate administration. ... [read more]

Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

WILLS - Variation - Express trusts - Certainty of intention

Action by Shirley Larochelle (Shirley) for variation of the will of Al Joseph Soucie (Al). ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Powers of attorney and advanced care planning: Assisted dying power_of_attorney

Statistics show many Canadians are living with disabilities and many will have a long-term disability. This series of articles discusses legal issues involving powers of attorney and practical considerations in planning for incapacity using powers of attorney. Our last article explored advance wishes and directives. This ninth article in our series looks at issues related to medical assistance in dying. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Five new associates at WeirFoulds

WeirFoulds LLP announced that five associates have joined the firm: Alexandra DiCenzo, Elinor Izmaylov, Vipal Jain, Jonathan Lee and Claire McNevin. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

Professional advisers should stay in their lane | Darren Coleman

As people’s financial situations become more complex, the need for comprehensive advice arises for legal, tax and investment matters. Unfortunately, this complexity can tangle up a professional adviser into giving commentary outside the limits of their expertise. ... [read more]