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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 »

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 »