Focussing on the Different areas of the Brain can Influence the Outcome of a Decision

Monday, May 4th, 2015

At the national Canadian Associate of Gift Planner’s conference (April 22 to 24) in Halifax, the closing plenary speaker was Dr. James a professor at Texas Tech University.  He spoke about his research and how his studies have shown that changing how we ask questions can influence decision making and ...

Section 3 Counsel

Friday, March 27th, 2015

On the first day of Osgoode Hall’s Certificate in Elder Law program much was discussed including understanding the ageing process and confronting ageism. From counsel’s perspective it also served as a refresher of the role of section 3 (of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992).  As you may know Section 3 gives ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...