Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

The Sorry State of Civil Trials in Ontario

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The length and cost of civil trials is an ongoing and significant problem in Ontario. Chief Justice Strathy of the Court of Appeal has warned: “Our justice system has become so cumbersome and expensive that it is inaccessible to many of our own citizens.” Access to justice is an issue ...

Qualified Disability Trusts: The last of the Trusts with Graduated Tax Rates

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

My fellow bloggers have written about the elimination of the graduated tax rate system for testamentary trusts effective January 1, 2016, which means all trusts except the “Qualified Disability Trust” (“QDT”) and the “Graduated Rate Estate” (“GRE”) will be subject to the top rate of tax on income retained in ...

Life after retirement: Health care costs require careful planning

Monday, May 25th, 2015

My article on what financial advisers need to know was originally published in the Financial Post on May 13, 2015 The press has been writing about the greying of our population and how many of us are now living well into our 90s. Close to one in four persons in Canada ...