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Alberta Law Reform Institute Report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers

Library Boy

The Alberta Law Reform Institute has released a report on Beneficiary Designation by Substitute Decision Makers that deals with the issue of who gets to designate beneficiaries of pension plans and insurance policies when the owner has lost legal capacity, especially due to age.It is legally unclear if a substitute decision maker has the legal authority to make, change or revoke beneficiary design... more »

The Importance of a Power of Attorney – OBA’s Power of Attorney Month

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Who will make decisions for you when you are unable to make decisions for yourself? It is almost inevitable that a point will come in your life when you can no longer make important decisions regarding your finances and personal care. By signing a power of attorney while capable, you are able to hav... more »

Court dismisses application for information about business partner’s employees

All About Information

On April 2nd, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed an application for the disclosure of detailed employee payroll information from an employer to its partner in a joint venture. The partner was partially responsible for the employer’s wage bill and relied on its right to inspect records... more »

Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all Canadian police departments, but also the US Federal Bure... more »

Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

Canadian Trademark Blog

This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the Act), such changes being buried in a budget bill—namely... more »

Twitter Moot Court Convenes Tomorrow.

LEGAL MARKETING CANADA | Jasinski on Legal Marketing

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST) West Coast Environmental Law will be hosting the first ever Twitter Moot Court. The event takes the tried-and-true law school practice of mooting and flips it on its head by conducting it via social media. It’s an exciting innovation that will... more »