New MLRC Report on Expropriation

The Commission has released its final report on The Expropriation Act of Manitoba. The Commission makes 10 recommendations to improve and clarify certain areas of The Expropriation Act. The report forms part of a series entitled Creating Efficiencies in the Law, which seeks to address discrete, straightforward issues that, in the Commission’s view, can be improved with relatively simple legislative amendments. To see the full report click here. (From website)

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Property & Succession Update

November 2018 Issue No. 92 highlights:

The full edition of this update is available here

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Property and Succession

Update 91 – July 2018 has just been published. Contents include:

Case Law Updates:

  • Mental Incompetence Not a Prerequisite to an Accounting: MBCA
  • Mortgagor’s Equitable Right to Redeem Protected From Mischief
  • Sisters Prevail in Family Farm Dispute: MBCA
  • Right to Veto Homestead Disposition Dies With Non-Owning Spouse: MBQB
  • Section 25.2 Applies to Both Specific and Residuary Gifts: MBQB

Practice Notices:

  • Property Registry Updates

Commentary:

  • Manitoba Law Reform Commission Reports
  • Recommended Reading

Professional Development:

  • Summer CPD Replays: LSM

 

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Property and Succession

Update 90, January 2018 has been published. Contents include:

  • Equity Enforces Promises That the Law Does Not: Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, SCC
  • Courts Play a Critical Role in Safeguarding Treaty Rights: SCC
  • Land Titles and Personal Property Registry Changes: Notices and Directives
  • Recommended Reading
  • STEP Programs

I found the Cowper-Smith decision of personal interest. When families no longer live close to aging parents, one sibling can be required to take on more caretaking duties than others, and there should be a way to guarantee recognition for this, especially, as in this case, where an oral agreement was in place.