Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Canadians are charitable people. According to Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization in 2013 (the latest year statistics are available). The amount given by donors increased from an annual average of $469 in 2004 to $531 in 2013. The most generous ...

Wine – How Liquid is it Really?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

For some estates, wine, like other personal effects, can be just as, or even more valuable or personal than other personal items. Like other personal items, wine can be gifted and distributed to a named beneficiary or class of beneficiaries. And I suspect, like some personal effects, can ...