Will Drafting Errors & Rectification

How do the Courts handle drafting errors in wills? While the general rules is that an individual’s last will and testament may not be overwritten or altered so as to distribute their estate in any manner other than as the testator described in their will, the equitable power of rectification may be employed by a … Continued

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The Case for Medical-Assisted Suicide in Canada: Who Decides? A.B. v. Canada (Attorney General)

The Supreme Court of Canada,  Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), found that sections 14 and 241(b) of the Criminal Code, which prohibited physician-assisted death violated section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The federal government was given 16 months to  enact legislation consistent with the Charter. In the interim, the Supreme Court ruled that … Continued

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