Three individuals tried to gain control of a Toronto condo board and its multimillion-dollar budget by manipulating the director election process, an investigation by Ottawa law firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne has found.
Canadians are now more than ever realizing the benefits of having Powers of Attorney (“POA”). We are living longer into old age, and planning for the future has become a necessity. POAs are useful planning tools for ensuring your health and financial interests are legally protected if you become incapable of decision-making.
Over my years of practice, I have not been able to get used to the startled look that an executor, attorney or trustee gives me when I advise them of their duty to account. Questions such as: “Really?” “Why?” and “To whom?” then follow.
Access to the Internet is now a fixture in Canadian workplaces and pornography can be accessed in seconds by a few keystrokes and the click of a mouse. This has created unique problems for employers, who are faced with making decisions about employees caught electronically accessing, storing or distributing pornography at work or on employer-owned devices.