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This blog was written by Karen Crellin, Estate and Trust Advisor at MD Private Trust Company which is part of Scotia Wealth Management There’s plenty of valuable information available on estate plans involving disabled[1] adult children –including several posts on this blog. You can find information that provides details about: techniques for…

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Physical Restraint of Confused Seniors in Ontario Hospitals

Section 7 of the Health Care Consent Act (1996)[i] provides direction for restraint and confinement in a care facility. It states: “This Act does not affect the common law duty of a caregiver to restrain or confine a person when immediate action is necessary to prevent serious bodily harm to…

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Home Buyer’s Plan and Disabled Family Member

In a recent blog, I wrote about the availability of Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) to an individual after the death of her spouse who purchased the matrimonial home. In a recent Technical Interpretation (2019-0819671E5, D. Odubella), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked by a taxpayer to review the availability…

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Today’s blog was written by Darren G.Lund, Associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.

In the 2010 Federal budget the Federal government announced new measures to support persons with disabilities, stating that an “important concern for parents caring for a disabled child is to ensure that the child will be adequately provided for in the event that one or both parents die.”[1] The new measure was announced as follows:

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