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.
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
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.
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.