Laura West Archive



About: Corina Weigl and Laura West are both partners in the Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities group of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a leading international law firm with over 650 lawyers and 9 offices worldwide that offers comprehensive estate planning, estate administration, personal tax planning, charitable giving and estate litigation services.


Charities and Changes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I am writing this blog from Vancouver where I am attending the 21st annual conference of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, which is attended by gift planners, advisors and others working in the field of charitable planned giving. I thought that given my location, it would make sense ...

Posthumous Call for Action

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The availability and legality of assisted suicide continues to be an issue which engenders much public and private debate in Canada. Edward Hung, a Toronto lawyer who suffered from ALS and who travelled to Switzerland to obtain assistance to end his life, made arrangements for a three page letter to be ...

Changes to Charitable Giving Introduced by Budget 2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Other bloggers have highlighted some of the significant changes to the Income Tax Act that were introduced with Budget 2014. I thought that I would highlight two of the more discreet changes made to two specific types of charitable giving. Through the Ecological Gifts Program, tax incentives are provided ...