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Court Guidelines for Physician Assisted Death

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

In a landmark ruling in February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck down the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting physician assisted suicide.  The SCC held that a competent adult who (1) clearly consents to the termination of life, and (2) has “a grievous and irremediable medical condition (including an ...

RESIDENCY OF A TRUST – A QUESTION OF MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL II: A View from the CRA Bridge!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Last fall I wrote about the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador being asked to rule on the specific issue of residency which would have significant tax implications to the trust depending on the Court’s determination. In Discovery Trust vs Canada (National Revenue), 201201G6615, at issue was whether a trust was ...