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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]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:17 PM

Estate planning for millennials: The importance of family law considerations Millennials_group_sm.jpg

In my July 2018 article Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present, I discussed the importance of millennials and estate planning and the unintended consequences that can result from failing to have proper planning in place. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: The details global_houses_sm

Owning property in another jurisdiction often means more complexity, and those who do should have a co-ordinated and comprehensive estate plan to deal with their multijurisdictional lives in order to avoid often hidden pitfalls. ... [read more]

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 10:40 AM

Statutory interpretation life and death issue in assistance in dying law docatdeathbed.jpg

In law we often use phrases that, we hope, strike a balance between offering both guidance and flexibility. I imagine the conversations legislative drafters must have as they debate the interpretation of specific words, dancing the line between detailed legislation and constitutional infringement. ... [read more]

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS - Actions by

Application by the administrator of Johnson’s estate for directions on the payment of legal fees following the settlement of the estate’s fatal accidents claim. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

Multijurisdictional and separate situs estate planning: Wills global_houses_sm

Our clients are increasingly mobile and often have connections to multiple jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Alive and well: Construction Lien Act deemed trust after bankruptcy broken_dollar_sm

A five-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario has upset long-standing conventional wisdom among bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners in Ontario about the fate of provincially created statutory trusts in bankruptcy. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

Aird & Berlis names three new partners

Aird & Berlis LLP announced that Meghan Cowan, Marni Pernica and Vedran Simkic have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Blaney McMurtry promotes four associates to partner

Blaney McMurtry LLP announced that four associates have become partners of the firm. ... [read more]