CHARITY, POLITICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Today's blog was written by Adam Parachin, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario. The CRA’s ongoing audits of political advocacy by charities have brought renewed media and other attention to the legal distinction between charity and politics. The audits have given rise to some unusual drama for the Canadian charitable sector, ...

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

My general philosophy on estate planning, particularly charitable gift planning, is to involve a client’s children in the discussion. I recognize that adopting this philosophy in some family situations may not always be appropriate. In general, though, transparency and participation in the process can go a long way to bridging ...

MROZ V. MROZ: A RECENT CASE FROM THE COURT OF APPEAL ON JOINT OWNERSHIP

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The week before last, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Mroz v. Mroz, 2015 ONCA 171, The case involved a terminally ill mother, Kay, who in 2004 transferred legal title to her home and sole significant asset into joint tenancy with her daughter, Helen. Contemporaneous with the transfer, ...