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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 »

Covid-19 and Lay-Offs: What Does It Mean for Employment Contracts?

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis many businesses are scaling back or shutting down completely. In a matter of two weeks in late March, 2020, approximately 1 million Canadians have applied for employment insurance benefits. More will surely follow. Many employers and employees are wondering about their rights, obligations and options, especially in small businesses. An employment arrangement is, on a fundamental legal level,… Read More »

Why Are We Still Meeting?

In the midst of Covid-19 and social distancing, why is my lawyer still asking me to come in for an in-person appointment? Everyone in society has drastically reduced in person contact, in efforts to reduce the spread of this dreaded virus.  Meals and deliveries are left on doorsteps.  Virtually all government offices, including the Land Titles Office, are not permitting any members of the public… Read More »

Does a Pandemic Nullify a Contract?

What does Covid-19 mean for contractual obligations? The unique circumstances of this crisis raises, first and foremost, concerns about health and well being.  Second to that, many people are concerned about the implications for their personal finances, as the Canadian and global economies are jolted by this pandemic. For the most part, assume that all contracts remain binding.  The pandemic will not mean that your… Read More »

MANITOBA SCRAPS PROPOSED NEW HOME WARRANTY ACT – How can you protect yourself?

The New Home Warranty Act and Regulations were originally to be in force on January 1, 2017.  The PC Government delayed and eventually scrapped the implementation of the Act and Regulations. With recent developments in rural Manitoba, there seems to be renewed interest in this topic, with advocates suggesting that there needs to be some mechanism to protect purchasers of newly built homes.  There does… Read More »

 
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