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Court Rejects Disinheritance of Children based on “Invalid” Reasons

“Testamentary freedom” is the notion that a will-maker (or “testator”) is entitled to divide her property upon death however, and to whoever, he or she sees fit. In certain circumstances, however, statutes and courts in British Columbia and other jurisdictions have limited this freedom, by requiring the will-maker to provide for certain beneficiaries in the… View this post »

Budget 2016: Impact on Charities

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the government’s 2016 federal budget yesterday. Below is a summary of some of the announcements from the budget that will impact charities. Update on Previous Budget Proposal: Capital Gains Exemption for Donations of Real Estate and Private Company shares The 2015 federal budget proposed to extend the exemption for capital… View this post »

Physician-Assisted Death – Alberta Decision

On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada granted a four-month extension (to June 6, 2016) of the suspension of its declaration in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 (“Carter“), that ss. 14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code are of no force and effect to the extent that they prohibit physician-assisted… View this post »