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The Creation of Wills, Final Report 96


Categories Menu By Area of Law Administration of Justice Constitutional and Public Law Contract Corporate and Commercial Criminal Law Debtor and Creditor Employment and Industrial Law Equity and Trusts Family Law General Legal Profession Medical Law Partnerships and Associations Personal Representatives Procedure Property Tort Wills and Succession Publication Type The Creation of Wills This report makes a number of recommendations to reform the Wills Act. It recommends that Alberta courts be given the power to validate […]

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September 29, 2009

The Creation of Wills, Report for Discussion 20


This report makes a number of recommendations to reform the Wills Act. It recommends that Alberta courts be given the power to validate a will or an alteration, revocation or revival of a will even if it does not comply with the formalities prescribed by the Wills Act. It also recommends that the age of testamentary capacity remain the same as the age of majority (18 years) so that a minor cannot make a valid will. People […]

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September 2, 2009

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 […]

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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. […]

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December 2, 1990

Competence and Human Reproduction, Final Report 52


This report recommends the draft legislation Competence and Human Reproduction Act to create a decision-making process regarding sterilization for those not legally competent to make the decision themselves. The Act replaces the blanket prohibition of Re Eve with legislation that allows for a judgment based on the best interest of the individual and an empathy for her situation. The Institute concluded that no person should be denied access to sterilization because she is not competent […]

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February 1, 1989

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. […]

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November 1, 1985

Consent of Minors to Health Care, Final Report 19


The general rule is that medical treatment can be given only with the consent of the patient. The age of majority in Alberta is eighteen years, but as one moves to lower ages, sixteen, fifteen, and so on the uncertainty of consent increases. A physician dealing with a minor is left in doubt as to when the patient can give a binding consent. Legislation is required to specify definitely the circumstances in which a minor […]

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December 1, 1975

Age of Majority, Final Report 4


On April 15th, 1969, the following motion was proposed in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta: “Whereas great changes are taking place in the lives of young people. Now therefore this Legislative Assembly request the government to give consideration to-enacting a Youth Act which will set the age of 19 as the age of majority and set out the basis for the contractual liability of young adults.” Although the motion was defeated, the […]

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ENACTMENT

Age of Majority Act, SA 1971, c 1 (now RSA 2000, c A-6).

January 1, 1970