Will Week 2018

A book display with seven books, on three levels of a bookcase. On the middle shelf is a sign that says "Featured books: Will Week Apr 23-27". Book titles are in the blog post.

From April 23rd to the 27th, various events involving writing wills, health care directives, understanding the power and role of “Power of Attorney”, and more will be happening around Winnipeg! If you’d like to find out more information about Will Week and the events happening, please see this page at The Winnipeg Foundation.

Here at the library, we’re hosting a display featuring our most up-to-date and informative texts on the subject of writing wills, which we hope will be a huge benefit to our members who may encounter some interesting questions from clients in the coming weeks on this subject!

These texts are as follows:

  • Capacity and Undue Influence by John E. S. Poyser
  • Waters’ Law of Trusts in Canada, 4th ed., edited by D. W. M. Waters
  • Oosterhoff on Wills, 8th ed., by Albert H. Oosterhoff
  • Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide, 2nd ed., Robyn Solnik et al
  • The Law of Dependants’ Relief in Canada by Cameron Harvey
  • Manitoba CPLED Program 2016-2017: Wills and Estates
  • Feeney’s Canadian Law of Wills, 4th ed., (looseleaf) by James MacKenzie

If you would like to take out any of these texts, please feel free to contact our staff.

Contents Update – Estates, Trusts, & Pensions Journal (Feb 2018)

Vol. 37, No. 1 of the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal has just arrived.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Law Reports

  • Release of Lawyer’s Will File by Kimberly Kuntz and Louise Hamill

Articles

  • Disputes over Parental Care when the Dutiful Child wants to be Paid by Ruth M. Corbin and Barry S. Corbin
  • Testamentary Freedom and Public Policy in Canada by Ed Esposto
  • Conflict of Laws and the Right of a Minor or Minor’s Guardian to Payment/Transfer of a Movable Gift by Will by K. Thomas Grozinger
  • Pension Fund Investment and Climate Change: A Legal Imperative by Krupa Kotecha

Practice Note

  • More on 104(24): when are amounts “payable” “to” a beneficiary? by Joel Nitikman

If you would like to receive a copy of any of these articles, please contact the us at greatlibrary@gov.mb.ca.

 

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.

Contents Update – Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal

Vol. 37, No. 1 of the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal has just arrived.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

From the Legislature

  • RESPs and the Deceased Subscriber by Lorraine Allard and Bernadette Dietrich
  • The Modernization of Trustee Law in Atlantic Canada by Sarah Dykema
  • Foreign Guardians of Property and the Ontario Substitute Decisions Act by Matthew Furrow

Articles

  • Multiple Wills in British Columbia by Geoffrey W. White
  • Multiple Wills in Alberta by Nancy Golding
  • Multiple Wills in Saskatchewan by Karen Crellin
  • Multiple Wills in Manitoba by K. Eleanor Wiebe
  • Multiple Wills in Ontario by Marni M.K. Whitaker
  • The Use of Multiple Wills as an Estate Planning Technique in Atlantic Canada by Timothy C. Matthews and Gerald S. McMackin
  • Informal Fiduciary Accounting: Who, What, When, Where and Why by Susannah B. Roth
  • Quebec: “La Fente” or Legal Devolution to Relatives of the Half-Blood by Marilyn Piccini Roy

Practice Notes

  • Ontario and the Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition by K. Thomas Grozinger
  • Whose Claim is it Anyway: Who is Entitled to Assert and Settle a Claim with Respect to a Pension Benefits Act Deemed Trust? by Andrea Boctor

If you would like to receive a copy of any of these articles, please contact the library at greatlibrary@gov.mb.ca.

 

New Books in the Library – Wills and Estates Titles

We recently ordered a number of new books to add to our collection. All titles are linked to the publisher’s record which includes a summary of the content. You can search the Great Library Catalogue to see if the book is available.

 

Wills and Estates

Macdonell, Sheard and Hull on Probate Practice, 5th ed.

Oosterhoff on Wills, 8th ed.

The Executor’s Handbook, 5th ed.

Although new items are placed in our reserve collection, they are still available for borrowing for a 48 hour period.