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FAQs about wills or last testaments

FAQs about wills or last testaments

Top 6 questions people have when I prepare wills or last testaments. 1.  How many executors can I appoint? There is no limit to the number of executors you appoint.  You can appoint just one with an alternate (in the event the first one appointed […]

Changes to Ontario’s labour code: How do they compare to Manitoba’s?

Changes to Ontario’s labour code: How do they compare to Manitoba’s?

  I was reading an article written by Dan Kelly yesterday.  Mr. Kelly is the president of CFIB (the Canadian Federation of Independent Business). They boast a large membership and are often the voice of small business on the national scene. Mr. Kelly was looking forward […]

Why I left criminal defence work

Why I left criminal defence work

Working in Criminal Defence Prior to practicing law on Provencher, I practiced criminal defence work.  When the subject comes up, clients usually perk up.  Often, I hear the comment: “I understand why you changed” or “you must be happy to be out of that”.  While […]

Pre-printed Will Kits – Friends or Foe?

Pre-printed Will Kits – Friends or Foe?

In the past, I’ve discussed how will kits are problematic in Manitoba.  I briefly discuss them here and here. In this post, I want to expand on the reason why a will kit creates challenges in Manitoba.  If it clearly expresses the intention of the testator […]

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Last July, the government issued a consultation paper with a view of making changes to the income tax act and the way small business are taxed. I wrote about the proposed changes here and here. I was right…unfortunately In my last post, I made a  prediction […]

New protections against Predatory marriages

New protections against Predatory marriages

According to this article in the Financial Post, a significant increase in wealth will transfer from parents to the next generation over the upcoming decade. This also means that the current aging population owns a disproportionate share of wealth compared to younger generations.  As always, when […]

Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual property We’ve all heard of intellectual property or IP.  We have some vague notion about it, but it seems rather difficult to grasp.  And if it’s difficult to grasp as a concept, how do we know if we own any; if we do, how […]

Responsibility for Drunks

Responsibility for Drunks

  I recently came across an article on the CBC website about a terrible car accident where 2 teen-agers lost their lives following a car accident.  They, along with a couple of other friends, had been drinking at a local establishment.  The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission of […]

The Cost of Lawsuits

The Cost of Lawsuits

Lawsuits – Avoid, if possible Over the last year, I have written on several topics for the benefit of business owners and managers.  The topics varied from employment law, government regulation in the form of CASL and privacy, and contract law. My goal is to […]

Family Law Reform (hopefully…)

Family Law Reform (hopefully…)

Family law is difficult.  It is difficult on the couple, difficult on the children, difficult for the lawyers, and it is difficult for the system. Family dissolutions are incredible personal, painful, and emotional.  The court process exposes all of that for the entire world to […]