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CBA Wills, Estates and Trusts Section articles are published under the banner The Last Word. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section by email: 


Ensuring inclusivity when advising older adults

  • October 28, 2021
  • Hannah Zip

Despite our progress in achieving equality, many older members of the LGBTQ2S+ community fear for their safety. What can we do to change this?

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Wills, Estates and Trusts

Mandel v. 1909975 Ontario Inc.

  • October 27, 2021
  • Brian Nichols and Kelsey Horning

Tax planning for 21st anniversary of a trust goes awry.

Wills, Estates and Trusts

In-trust accounts: The good, the bad and the ugly

  • May 03, 2019
  • Sandra Abley and Mollie Clark

Note: This article originally appeared in Harper Grey LLP’s Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation Update on February 21, 2019. It is reprinted with permission.

Wills, Estates and Trusts

The sensitive issue of burial

  • August 22, 2017
  • Mark Weintraub, Q.C., and Jordan Thompson

Issues surrounding the control of human remains and burial sites may involve substantial emotional, cultural, and legal issues. Most relevant provincial legislation across Canada gives the executor the capacity to decide how and where the deceased’s remains are to be disposed. However, British Columbia legislation has adopted a unique approach to the disposition of a person’s remains by taking into account the deceased’s wishes.

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