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Enduring Powers of Attorney, Issues Paper 5


The Alberta Law Reform Institute is considering whether to prepare a report and recommendations for the adoption of additional safeguards against abuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPAs”). In order that its consideration may be properly informed, the Institute solicits the comments and advice of the reader on these two questions: Should the law provide additional safeguards against abuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPAs”)? If the law should provide additional safeguards, what should the […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession Family Law
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February 4, 2002

Enduring Powers of Attorney, Report for Discussion 7


This report addresses the desire by those who are contemplating their own possible mental incapacity to assign to someone power of attorney over their affairs. At the time of this report, at common law, a power of attorney would automatically terminate as soon as the donor of that power had become mentally incapable. As a result, many people who suffered mental incapacity would have a trustee assigned by a court to care for their affairs. […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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December 2, 1990

Limitations


This report is to identify and to analyze the policy considerations upon which a limitations system should be based and to derive from that analysis a limitations system which will be as fair and as easily comprehensible as the subject matter permits. This report recommends that Alberta enact a completely new limitations statute, based on recommendations in this report the new Alberta Act will be fairer for all persons and simpler and more comprehensible. A draft Limitations Act is […]

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September 2, 1986

Enduring Powers of Attorney, Final Report 59


This report addresses the desire by those who are contemplating their own possible mental incapacity to assign to someone power of attorney over their affairs. At the time of this report, at common law, a power of attorney would automatically terminate as soon as the donor of that power had become mentally incapable. As a result, many people who suffered mental incapacity would have a trustee assigned by a court to care for their affairs. […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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November 1, 1985

Debt Collection Practices, Final Report 42


This report sets out a rules of conduct which will provide a firm and ascertainable legal basis for the conduct of private debt collection agencies and the debt collectors, and rules of conduct which should apply to everyone including collection agencies but also including creditors who collect their own debts. Proposed standards of conduct include prohibitions and obligations stated in simple and intelligible language so it will provide and efficient method of enforcement of the […]

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ENACTMENT

See generally, Civil Enforcement Act, SA 1994, c C-10.5 (now RSA 2000, c C-15).

June 1, 1984