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The First Home Savings Account – A Key to Savings for First-Time Home Buyers

  • 28 mai 2024
  • Jennifer Corak, Michael Ding and Sanaya Mistry, WeirFoulds LLP

With the increase in housing prices, the announcement of the First Home Savings Account (“FHSA”) in 2023 was welcome news for many Canadians. In this article, Jennifer Corak, Michael Ding and Sanaya Mistry discuss some key questions related to the FHSA, including at a high level what it is, how it can be used and what happens if an individual dies holding an FHSA.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Brief Update on Technology in Estates Litigation – Calendly and CaseLines

  • 27 mai 2024
  • Krystyne Rusek, OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section co-Technology Liaison (2023-2024)

In this article, Krystyne Rusek, the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section co-Technology Liaison for the 2023-2024 term, provides an update on technology in estates litigation. Specifically, she discusses the use of Calendly and CaseLines.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions
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High Conflict Divorce: Tips from the Trenches

  • 27 mai 2024
  • Steven Benmor, principal lawyer at Benmor Family Law Group

In the field of family law, clients' emotions run high and that is often a driving force in their selection of legal counsel. Steve Benmor provides some tips that he has successfully employed in his practice to navigate hostile divorce litigation.

Droit de la famille, Student Forum

Rights Unrecognized: Mia’s Story

  • 27 mai 2024
  • Laura Pettigrew

The article discusses the Ontario Ombudsman's investigative report entitled "Rights Unrecognized: Mia's Story."

Droit des enfants et des jeunes, Student Forum

Limitations to CRA Audit Powers in Canada (National Revenue) v. Chad: Taxpayer “Reasonable Efforts” and the Minister’s Applications for Compliance Orders

  • 27 mai 2024
  • Milosz Zak and Gaya Berkaine

The decision in Canada v. Chad, saw Mr. Chad meet the “reasonable efforts” threshold when unsuccessfully obtaining information of non-residents. Consequently, the Court refused to grant a compliance order sought by the Minister. The decision is a study of the Income Tax Act compliance order process and a reminder of the limits of the CRA’s audit powers where taxpayers are unable to obtain the documents requested from others outside of Canada.

Student Forum, Droit fiscal

Brown Bag Lunch – April 16, 2024

  • 16 mai 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

The April Brown Bag Lunch was held on April 16th and, as usual, members of the OBA Trusts and Estates Section gathered to discuss various issues that have come up in their practices recently (such as moral claims under section 5 of the Escheats Act, 2015 and timing for resignation and passing of accounts). The next Brown Bag Lunches will be held on May 21 and June 18, 2024. These will be the final two meetings for the 2023-2024 OBA term. Meetings will then resume in September.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Brown Bag Lunch – March 19, 2024

  • 16 mai 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

A number of interesting discussions were had at the March 2024 Brown Bag Lunch. One topic of discussion was about the situation where there was no affidavit of execution and a deceased witness. Another discussion was about the situation where a witness to a codicil was a beneficiary of the Will, but not as a result of the codicil. If you would like to join the meetings please contact the moderator, Rebecca Kennedy, for Zoom details.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Brown Bag Lunch – February 20, 2024

  • 16 mai 2024
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

On February 20, 2024, OBA members met for the monthly Brown Bag Lunch. Attendees discussed the use of trusts for registered plans, issues relating to limited Wills, multiple Wills in separate jurisdictions, and the administration of a person’s estate where there are assets in multiple jurisdictions, and more.

Student Forum, Droit des fiducies et des successions

Navigating the Boundaries of Legal Privilege in the Wake of a Cyber Attack: Lessons Learned from the LifeLabs Breach

  • 15 mai 2024
  • Mitch Koczerginski, Robbie Grant, Ada Ang, McMillan LLP

After experiencing a cyber attack, organizations tend to keep a tight grip on incident-related information, often by asserting some sort of legal privilege. In LifeLabs LP v. Information and Privacy Commr. (Ontario), a panel of the Divisional Court of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice found that legal privileges asserted by LifeLabs did not apply to, among other things the forensic investigation report prepared by a third-party cybersecurity consultant.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum