Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

The size and scope of social media is a challenge for estate planning

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Facebook advise that they now have over 1.25 billion account owners. It is estimated that there are over 17 million users in Canada and the over age 65 age group is the fastest growing segment. It is also estimated that 30 million facebook account owners have died and 10% have ...

You’ve Got…No Spam Anymore! Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Friday, June 20th, 2014

What is Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation? You've probably been receiving a lot of emails lately asking for your consent to receive further electronic messages. These emails arise from new Canadian legislation with the not-so-memorable full title, “An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities ...

POA’s for Care: Part 2/2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Continuing from my previous blog, the subject of Power of Attorney for Personal Care continues to require our attention. Fellow blogger Paul Fensom reviewed in his April 23, 2014 blog the results of the Scotia Poll finding that only 33% of respondents had a POA for property. My strong ...