Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

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 ...

Capacity Trumps – Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society – Part II

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The BC court of appeal has released its appeal of this decision (we blogged on the lower court decision) in February 2014 regarding capacity and nourishment. To recap, Margaret Bentley now 83 and with advanced Alzheimer’s has to be feed by spoon and drink by glass placed upon her lips.  The ...

BITCOINS: does a digital currency create a foreign reporting requirement

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Sometimes you just never know what kind of assets or property you are going to find in an estate. In determining the nature and extent of the assets held by the estate, suppose you found a direct or indirect interest in a digital currency fund such as Bitcoins. The Canada Revenue ...