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Interprovincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-making Documents: Personal Directives, Final Report 113

In 2016, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada adopted the Uniform Interjurisdictional Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act as suitable for implementation across Canada. The Uniform Act seeks to provide harmonized rules for recognizing substitute decision-making documents (like enduring powers of attorney and personal directives) that are prepared outside of the jurisdiction in which they are sought to be used. This final report reviews ALRI’s consultation process and the feedback ALRI received in response to its preliminary […]

AREA OF LAW Wills and Succession
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FILE FR113.pdf

March 1, 2019

Interprovincial Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents, Report 32

Substitute decision-making documents (also called powers of attorney, proxies, personal directives, etc…) delegate authority to one person to act on behalf of another with respect to financial, property or legal affairs and/or personal or health care matters. A valid substitute decision-making document must conform to the laws of the jurisdiction where it is executed. Execution requirements, however, are not uniform across jurisdictions. As a result, a substitute decision-making document may not be recognized outside of […]

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December 1, 2017

Non-Pecuniary Damages in Wrongful Death Actions, Report for Discussion 12

The Fatal Accidents Act (at the time of this report’s publication) governed the right of surviving family members to recover non-pecuniary damages such as the loss of guidance, companionship, and care of a family member from someone who wrongfully causes their relative’s death. Section 8 of the Act provided that in the event of the loss of a family member, the following awards will be paid: $3000 to be split by the deceased’s parents; $3000 for the […]

AREA OF LAW Constitutional and Public Law Procedure
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FORMAT Publications
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June 2, 1996