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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

I briefly wrote about elder abuse in the past here, in the context of someone loosing his or her legal capacity. I’ve also discussed the issues around financial abuse here. However, elder abuse is not restricted to seniors who have already lost capacity. Seniors can […]

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

CRA adds weapon to arsenal against tax evasion

In a previous article, I wrote about the dangers of commingling business and personal assets. Commingling business and personal assets is simply a nice way of saying, “tax evasion”. In my previous article, I highlighted the Alberta court’s conclusions that the owners of Alberta Hot […]

Legal problems when making a last will and testament.

Legal problems when making a last will and testament.

A will is a crucial document. It establishes the testator’s wishes (the person making the will) when he or she dies. When we assist clients in preparing their will, we must watch for certain things. First, a person must have the legal capacity to prepare […]

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

Dangers of commingling business and personal assets

I receive requests from organizations from time to time to present to a group of business owners and/or managers. I typically cover the topics found in this blog, such as the importance of employment contracts,the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) , or small business taxation. While […]

Privacy: Do you have a right to be “forgotten”?

Privacy: Do you have a right to be “forgotten”?

Someone in Vietnam recently hacked my son’s Facebook page and took over his profile. For the past month, he has tried to have Facebook intervene and return his access to his own profile. Unfortunately, he is making very little progress. Needless to say, he is […]

Cannabis at work: What can employers do?

Cannabis at work: What can employers do?

By now, you are probably tired of hearing and reading about cannabis, or cannabis at work. I don’t blame you. I’m tired of it too. Enough already. Let’s move on to other things… However, despite its presence in the news, the legalization of cannabis will […]

Executor Liability: Hurdles to overcome

Executor Liability: Hurdles to overcome

Our office handles a lot of estates. In the majority of cases, executors manage the process well. They distribute the funds in the estate within a reasonable timeframe with few if any problems. However, the job is not an easy one…. Executor Before I cover […]

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Financial Abuse

Elder Abuse Elder abuse takes many forms. While physical abuse occurs regularly, the criminal code addressees that issue (imperfectly, but addresses nonetheless). Financial abuse, however, is much harder to address. In the case of physical abuse, physical injuries would (in most cases) spark an investigation. […]

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

Must employers accommodate employees with addictions?

First, a caveat. I don’t practice in the specific area of labour law. However, I represent many businesses and employment issues are usually the single largest area of potential liability. As a business lawyer, I think its important to understand all of the (legal) factors […]

Legal traps in changing real estate markets

Legal traps in changing real estate markets

We sign or enter into contracts regularly. We all have cell phone contracts, and while many don’t sign one, all employees have an employment contract with their employer. However, we don’t really experience these contracts in a legal way. We sign the papers (for the […]