Al-Hossain – A Reminder of the Importance of Documenting Trust Relationships

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The Tax Court of Canada recently released its decision in the case of Al-Hossain v. The Queen, 2014 TCC 379. The case centred around two unrelated individuals who jointly purchased a home. The central issue was whether the buyers satisfied the requirements for the new housing GST/HST rebate. However, of ...

So you own Walt Disney Stocks

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Disney, the embodiment of the American dream, both from the perspective of the success achieved by its founder and the sheer numbers of visitors for whom a Disney vacation is the culmination of their dreams. Acquiring shares of the Disney Empire years ago would undoubtedly have allowed an investor to ...

Guardianship Provisions

Friday, January 9th, 2015

For people with children under the age of 18, having an effective guardianship provision in one’s Will is essential. Although clients are generally aware of the need to include this provision, there’s often more to consider than might appear at first glance. Here are some significant and sometimes over-looked considerations ...