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Prescriptive Easements and Indefeasibility of Title

In our real property system landowners can, for the most part, absolutely rely on what the Certificate of Title says as a full and complete answer regarding rights to any particular piece of real property. Section 59 of Manitoba’s The Real Property Act says that very explicitly. It reads: Conclusive evidence — title paramount (indefeasible) 59(1) Every certificate of title or registered instrument, as long… Read More »

Does my Child Have to Wear a Mask to School?

By: Grant M. Driedger and Paul F. Reimer Covid-19 has upended every aspect of our lives, not least students having to wear masks in school. Some people have wondered what the law is on the subject – can the government require that children wear masks in school? Provincial Policy on Mask Wearing On September 4, 2020, Manitoba Education published its “Guidance for Mask Use at… Read More »

Bankruptcy Matters in Estate Planning

Everyone making a Will or Power of Attorney has to pay careful attention to ensure that the executor or attorney to be appointed to handle the affairs of the estate can get the job done.  Skills, reliability and trustworthiness are primary criteria.  Whether someone is, or may be at risk of becoming, bankrupt is a factor that should be considered. Appointment of Bankrupt as Executor:… Read More »

Legal Fees as Deductions on Income Tax Return

Did you know….your Legal Fees might be deductions on your Income Tax Return We are all familiar with the process of filing income tax returns. Every year, we gather our T3’s, T4’s and T5’s, visit our accountant and they file our income tax return to the Canada Revenue Agency. What you might not know is that some of the legal fees you pay to your… Read More »

Why Make a Will

A Will is a written document which controls the disposal of a person’s property after death. It allows a person to state what should be done with their property and allows you to appoint the person you want to represent your estate after death. There are many reasons why a person should make a Will. If you die without one, Provincial Law will govern the… Read More »

New Register Requirements of “Individuals with Significant Control”

Effective June 13, 2019, each private corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) was required to prepare a register of “individuals with significant control” (ISC) over such corporation.  The purpose of these changes is to identify the actual individuals behind business activities being seen as an important and key component of Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime. Manitoba has harmonized its legislation with changes… Read More »

 
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