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Enduring Powers of Attorney: Safeguards Against Abuse, Final Report 88


The Powers of Attorney Act allows a donor of a power of attorney to provide either that the power of attorney will come into effect on the donor’s mental incapacity or infirmity or that the power of attorney will continue in force despite the donors supervening mental incapacity or infirmity. It classifies both springing and continuing powers of attorney as “enduring” powers of attorney (EPA). The great majority of attorneys exercise their control for the donor’s benefit, […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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February 1, 2003

Survivorship, Final Report 47


This report recommends a new rule to cover the case in which property is to go to B on A’s death and there is doubt which of them died first. The Alberta Survivorship Act currently provides that in cases of doubt the older of the two will be deemed to have died first. This report proposes a new rule that B, the beneficiary, would be deemed to have died first unless it can be proved that he […]

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August 1, 1986