Corporate Minute Books

What is a Minute Book? If you have incorporated your business, whether it is providing pet grooming services or managing or leasing real estate, you are required under provincial legislation (Business Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16 (the “OBCA”) or federal legislation (Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-44 (the “CBCA”)), to maintain certain […]

Expanding Medical Assistance in Dying Laws

Since June 2016 Canadian law has allowed for eligible Canadians to request medical assistance in dying (commonly know as MAID). In September 2019 the Superior Court of Quebec declared certain eligibility requirements for MAID to be unconstitutional. As a result, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-7 which proposes certain amendments to MAID designed to […]

Estate Trustee’s Duties: Funeral Arrangements and Disposition of the Body

It’s important to know that including burial and funeral arrangements in your Will does not make them legally binding. An estate trustee has many important duties including making funeral and burial arrangements for the deceased. While there are no property rights to a human body, an estate trustee has a right to possession of the […]

Personal Real Estate Corporations (PREC)

Overview On October 1, 2020, the Ontario government amended the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act (the “Act”) to expand on the terms that brokers and salespersons may use to describe themselves in advertising, and replaces references to “commissions and other remuneration” with “remuneration”. The Act was amended to permit a brokerage to pay remuneration […]

Voluntary Dissolution of a Business Corporation – Ontario

Voluntary Dissolution A business corporation in Ontario can be dissolved either voluntarily or involuntarily. As the name suggests, a voluntary dissolution is one whereby you decide to dissolve the corporation yourself. There are two ways to dissolve your corporation voluntarily, depending on whether your corporation has started carrying on business or issued shares. Form 10 […]

COVID-19: Remote Commissioning

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our community including changes to our legal system. One of which is remote commissioning. Commissioning is the process whereby a commissioner, such as a lawyer, takes an oath or declaration from a person (the deponent) who signs a sworn document such as an affidavit. The deponent must swear […]

Why You Need a Power of Attorney for Property

What is a Power of Attorney for Property? A Power of Attorney for Property is a written document in which you (the “Grantor”) appoint another person (the “Attorney”) to act on your behalf. Through a Power of Attorney for Property you grant your Attorney the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf relating to […]