Ontario urged to overhaul power of attorney laws to improve 'accountability'

The Law Commission of Ontario says the system around substitute decision-making is complex and lacks co-ordination.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto's Advocacy Centre for the Elderly offers tips to prevent abuse

Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) offered advice and insights from her nearly four-decade career, 32 years of it as executive director of ACE.

Posted:
February 09, 2017
Article source:
Inside Toronto

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Release of Papers by LCO today and Future Webinar on Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released two papers today in their series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada, part of their project, Improving the Last Stages of Life.

Posted:
December 20, 2016
Article source:
Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE)

December 19: Public Legal Education Session on Powers of Attorney

When: Monday, December 19, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Huron/Perth Community Legal Clinic, 59 Lorne Ave East, Stratford, ON

To Register: Call (519) 271-4556, ext. 29 OR e-mail birmink@lao.on.ca

Who will look after your affairs if you become mentally incapable? Come and learn about Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Powers of Attorney for Property.

Posted:
December 08, 2016
Article source:
Huron/Perth Community Legal Clinic

Reasonable Doubt: No Dependents or a Spouse? You Can Do What You Want With Your Will

At what point, if ever, is one free to dispose of property as one sees fit, without being obliged to support children or spouses who we feel are undeserving?

Posted:
September 08, 2016
Article source:
NOW

La Chronique juridique - l'édition de l'été 2016

Topics in the summer 2016 edition of La Chronique juridique (in French only) include Legal Aid Ontario eligibility threshold increase, minimum wage increase, and tips and gratuities.

Posted:
June 29, 2016
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Dr. Hedy Fry: Why I did not vote in favour of Bill C-14 on physician-assisted dying

From an opinion article in The Georgia Straight - "I do not support Bill C-14 in its present state because I do not think that the final version of the bill reflects the intent of the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on physician-assisted death (Carter case) nor do I think that it serves the patient's best interests."

Posted:
June 01, 2016
Article source:
The Georgia Straight

How Ontario disinherits children in second marriages: Cohn

A little-known aspect of Ontario's outdated estate law is a sleeper issue for people who have no idea that an aging parent might unwittingly disinherit them.

Posted:
May 11, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star