Leaving a legacy is no simple matter. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure that you maximize the benefit to your families and loved ones even after you’ve kicked the bucket.
Volume 42-1 Sept/Oct 2017
Table of Contents
“Have You Heard the One About The Canadian Who Died Without a Will?”
Harness “will power”; light-hearted twist on a serious topic with five excuses and rebuttals.
People Always Told Me, Be Careful What you Do: Wills and Dependency Legislation
Fred R. Fenwick QC and Andrea MacLean
Struggles and balancing of interests inherent in Alberta’s wills and dependency legislation.
Round Two: Blended Families and Estate Planning
Issues commonly arise when estate planning for blended families.
Inheritance Issues in Bankruptcy
When someone files for bankruptcy, he/she surrenders all non-exempt assets including inheritances.
Death and Taxes: When the Certainties Collide
Christie Hoem-McNall and Hugh Neilson
As the cliché goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. When the former occurs, the Personal Representative of the Estate must address the latter.
Setting Up Wills and Trusts
Doug Surtees and Amanda S.A. Doucette
To understand your choices in estate planning, it is essential to understand the difference between a will and a trust.
Mental Capacity Has Different Meanings in Different Contexts
Donna L. Gee
Capacity in a will-making is not the same as the capacity to make decisions concerning personal care, health and managing one’s financial affairs.
A Renewed Senate That Works for Canadians
Senator Peter Harder
Remodelling the Senate to build a more independent institution.
The Senate Reference: Supreme Court of Canada Outlines Constitutional Road to Reform
Parliament finds out how it can change or abolish the Senate.
An Insider’s Look at Senate Committees
The work of Senate Committees is often undervalued and overlooked.
Peter Bowal and Ahmed Zaid
Scoring NAFTA: The United States Trounces Canada in Investor-State Disputes
New Resources at CPLEA
Reminder: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a Pillar of Our Justice System
Peter Bowal and Lindsay Thorburn
Bad Behaviour 2.0, Part 1: Employees Getting Away With…
A River Runs Across It: Solving Trans-Border Disputes over Water
Conflict Between Parents, Part 2: Protecting Children From Conflict
Human Rights Law
Interveners in Human Rights Cases
Law and Literature
Leonardo Padura, The Man Who Loved Dogs