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Published on: 25 Nov 2014 By

What should you do if you’ve been injured outside of Ontario? An update on Club Resorts Ltd v Van Breda

Introduction A motor vehicle accident is a stressful event, but if you are involved in one outside of your home province it can be even more confusing. If legal action is necessary to get the compensation you deserve, it isn’t always immediately clear if you should sue in Ontario or in the p…

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Published on: 25 Nov 2014 By

Guardianship Applications and the Substitute Decisions Act

Usually, a power of attorney document will be used when a person becomes incapable. However, if that person did not have a power of attorney for property or personal care before they became incapable, a decision maker may have to be appointed by the court under the Substitute Decisions Act. …

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Published on: 24 Nov 2014 By

Proposed legislation will end preferential tax treatment for Testamentary trusts by 1 January 2016

In October 2014, the Federal Government tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement changes to the Income Tax Act (‘ITA’) proposed in the 2014 Federal Budget. The government first disclosed its concern about perceived abuses of the tax treatment of testamentary trusts in the 2013 F…

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Published on: 23 Nov 2014 By

Condolences

Saxe Law Office expresses its deepest condolences to Dianne Saxe and her family on the death of her husband, Stewart Saxe, z”l. Mr. Saxe was a noted labour and employment lawyer, partner of Baker McKenzie, and fellow of the Human Relation Professionals Association. He retired after a m…

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Published on: 20 Nov 2014 By

The Disability Tax Credit – Do You Qualify

In light of recent changes to the tax treatment of testamentary trusts, it is important for those planning for the future care of individuals with disabilities to understand the rules for Disability Tax Credit eligibility. Due to these taxation changes, only Qualifying Disability Trusts will…

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