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Corina Weigl

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Corina Weigl is a partner in the Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities group at Fasken, a leading international law firm with over 650 lawyers and 9 offices worldwide that offers comprehensive estate planning, estate administration, personal tax planning, charitable giving and estate litigation services. Email: cweigl@fasken.com

Easing the Burden of Losing a Parent

Hello fellow All About Estates Blog Readers – this is not necessarily going to be an overly long, or overly substantive blog.  Rather, the purpose of this blog is to encourage our blog-readers to take fifteen minutes out of their undoubtedly busy days to read the article by Globe and…

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Something to Do Before You Say “I Do” in 2022

Like the travel industry, the wedding industry is in full-steam for the summer of 2022.  Two years of blissful couples-to-be not being able to host their dream event have led to a flurry of weddings this summer season.  Besides the increased number of wedding invitations for the summer months, the…

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Could Employee Ownership Trusts Soon Offer a Real Solution in the Succession Planning Dialogue

It is no secret that there is a generational shift coming, both in wealth and the family businesses that often make up that wealth.  I could cite many articles to support this statement.  Leaving this fact aside, it is also no secret that no one has yet discovered the fountain…

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Holograph Wills, Incorporation by Reference and a Warning

Today’s Blog was co-written by Jessica Bulter, law clerk at Fasken LLP Holograph Wills have always been a tempting choice for some testators as the requirements are simply that it is written by the testator “wholly” in their own handwriting, signed by the testator at the end of the Will…

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Please, Please, Please – Administer your Estate

Today’s Blog was written by Emily Papsin, Articling Student at Fasken LLP Recently, the late James Brown’s estate was reported to have been finally settled after 14-year legal battle between his beneficiaries. The fallout from this serves as a reminder that the administration of an estate can have significant consequences,…

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Charitable Gifts on Death: Who can Claim the Donation Tax Credit?

Today’s blog is being written by Jonathan M. Charron, senior associate at Fasken’s Montréal office.   The tax rules applicable to charitable gifts on death have changed considerably since 2016. These new rules aim inter alia at providing more certainty as to the tax treatment of such gifts and more…

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Proclamation of the ONCA – October 19, 2021

Today’s blog was written with the assistance of Mahsa Pezeshki, a law clerk at Fasken LLP   On August 17th the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Business Registry (OBR) will be launched on October 19, 2021 and The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will also be proclaimed into force…

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Sherman Estate v. Donovan: Balancing Sealing Orders with Open Courts

Today’s blog was written by Aniket Bhatt, law student at Fasken LLP Court proceedings are presumptively open to the public. As a result, matters in a probate file are no exception. For example, obtaining a certificate of appointment of an estate trustee in Ontario is a public court proceeding. However,…

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Selected Tax Measures in the 2021 Federal Budget – Canada

In a historic moment in Canadian history, Canada’s first female Minister of Finance (and Deputy Prime Minister), the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, presented the Government of Canada’s 2021 Federal Budget (“Budget 2021”) on April 19, 2021.  Budget 2021 contains significant proposals to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”), the…

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Removal of Executor/Estate Trustee for Perceived Conflict of Interest

Today’s blog is being brought to you by our guest blogger, Anna Chen The court may remove an executor/estate trustee under its inherent jurisdiction or under section 37 of the Trustee Act.[1]  In either case, the test to remove an executor/estate trustee is stringent, as the court will not lightly…

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