POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ALTER EGO TRUSTS

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

My fellow bloggers and I have written in the past about the ins and outs of legitimate probate fee avoidance arrangements available to a testator. These arrangements include an intervivos transfer of assets such as alter-ego trusts. Care and advice must be taken to ensure that the transfer of assets ...

Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

You may remember our earlier blog regarding the Protecting Canada’s Seniors Act (“Act”).  It was passed December 13, 2012 in parliament and received royal assent the next day.  The Act came into force 30 days after Royal Assent and is therefore law now. The ministry’s statement after the passing of the ...

Retirement Homes and Assisted Living

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Depending on the age, health, ability and capacity of seniors, the decision about the appropriate type of seniors’ accommodation is often a difficult one.   According to the Advocacy Centre, seniors make up the fastest growing age group in Canada and they face a myriad of issues related to shortages in ...