March 20, 2017

A corporation will cease to exist if it is voluntarily dissolved, if it is wound up, or if its certificate of incorporation is cancelled by the Director (appointed by the Minister of Consumer and Business Services). The main distinction between dissolution and winding-...

March 17, 2017

A franchise is an arrangement established by contract whereby one person, the franchisor, grants a right to another person, the franchisee, to use a distinguishing trade-mark or trade name in connection with the supply of goods and services by the franchisee. The arran...

March 16, 2017

Organizations that deal with personal information in the course of their commercial activities must consider the application of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The term “commercial activity” is defined as “as any particular tr...

March 8, 2017

Section 34.4 of the Family Law Act says that if there is a court order about the support, this is binding on the estate, unless the court orders otherwise. However, the situation is often that there is no court order, but the payments are being made voluntarily. If the...

March 7, 2017

One can ask the other person to contribute towards the child’s activities. However, whether you could force them to contribute or not depends on an interpretation of the law in this area. To force them, one would have to commence a court proceeding. In the court procee...

March 6, 2017

Child support is both a moral issue, and a legal issue. Someone has to pay for a child to have reasonable opportunities and to pay for their basics needs. The concept of the court system is that people should voluntarily pay what is proper and realistic in the circumst...

March 3, 2017

A person who is not a citizen of Canada and who is convicted of an offence and who is sentenced to jail is immediately affected by the event and may be subject to deportation and even lose the option for an appeal in certain circumstances, hence the importance of havin...

March 2, 2017

A Power of Attorney is required to keep records and be transparent with the handling of funds or activities on behalf of the grantor. There is a process referred to as passing of accounts that can compel the Power of Attorney to produce accurate accounting of his or he...

March 1, 2017

When a spouse passes away not leaving a Will behind, then the Estate of the deceased is controlled and distributed in accordance with the Succession Law Reform Act that provides for a certain preference for the living spouse and distribution to the siblings.

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