Archive for the ‘Estate Planning’ Category

Community-based Scholarships

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Establishing a scholarship, bursary or other educational award is a popular charitable purpose in estate plans of the charitably-minded.   There are two ways to create these awards: 1) establish at an educational institution; or 2) establish at a foundation or charity to target a particular community.  Generally educational institutions, particularly ...

My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Friday, August 26th, 2016

After approval of the legislation, it did not take long for one of my patients (identity disguised) to request access to MAID.  I knew that this was a possibility because of previous discussions regarding the eventual outcome of her debilitating and progressive medical condition.  However, it had been couched in ...