POA’s for Care: Part 2/2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Continuing from my previous blog, the subject of Power of Attorney for Personal Care continues to require our attention. Fellow blogger Paul Fensom reviewed in his April 23, 2014 blog the results of the Scotia Poll finding that only 33% of respondents had a POA for property. My strong ...

Do you have a power of attorney? OBA initiates campaign.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is starting a public education initiative called Make a POA Month for April.  This initiative is in conjunction with Trillium’s Be a Donor campaign. The aim is to educate the public on the benefits of making a power of attorney and similar to the Make a ...

If There is a Valid POA, the Court Cannot Order a Guardianship

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The recent decision in Lehtonen v. Neill serves as a useful reminder of the sometimes overlooked subsection 22(3) of the Substitute Decisions Act.   This provision prohibits the court from appointing a guardian where the court is satisfied that decision making for the incapable person can be met by a less ...