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  • Broader Access to Medical Assistance in Dying (“MAiD”) on the horizon

    The federal government is drawing closer to amending provisions regarding medical assistance in dying (“MAiD”) to allow access to individuals whose deaths are not reasonably foreseeable, with Bill C-7 completing its First Reading at the Senate as of December 10, 2020. This blog post from September 2 … Read more »

  • COVID-19 Considerations for Personal Representatives and Attorneys

    In our last blog post, we discussed factors relating to the COVID-19 pandemic to consider when making a Representation Agreement. Relatedly, this post discusses factors to consider when acting as a personal representative (of an estate) or as an attorney (named in a power of attorney instrument) in … Read more »

  • COVID-19 Considerations for a Representation Agreement

    A Representation Agreement is an instrument by which an adult can appoint someone (a “Representative”) to help them make decisions about their health care (e.g. major surgeries and immunizations), their personal care (e.g. diet and living arrangements), and in some cases, their routine financial aff … Read more »

  • Ensuring the Validity of Wills Sworn During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It has been a long-standing requirement that in order to create a valid Will, the will-maker must sign the Will in front of two independent witnesses. Since March 2020, the execution of Wills and other estate planning documents has become more complicated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social … Read more »

  • Proposed Changes to the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    On August 14, 2020, following the publication of this post, Bill 21: Wills, Estates and Succession Amendment Act, 2020 received Royal Assent. As a result, the Presence Provisions described below are now in force. The remaining Bill 21 amendments have yet to be brought into force by regulation. The B … Read more »