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This Blog is made available by Camberwell House for informational, discussion and educational purposes only. The blog is NOT to provide specific legal advice and does not do so. By using this blog site you understand that there is no attorney client relationship between you and Camberwell House. The Blog/Web Site should not be used […]

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What is a “power of attorney”?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you give someone you trust (called your “attorney”, but not meaning “lawyer”) the right to make decisions for you. The document can be for when you are perfectly healthy (for example, a Power of Attorney for Property authorizing your brother to handle the sale of […]

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What is a “Power of Attorney for Personal Care”?

A “Power of Attorney for Personal Care” is a power of attorney that provides the person (the “attorney”) you designate with the authority to attend to personal matters such as housing, health care, medical treatment and even issues of life and death in the event that you are not capable of attending to those matters […]

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What is a “Living Will”?

The term “living will” is commonly used to describe a document recording instructions regarding treatment. For example, it is common for people to write a “living will” stating that they do not want to be kept alive on artificial life support if there is no chance of medical recovery. A living will and a Power […]

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What is a “Continuing Power of Attorney for Property”?

A “Continuing Power of Attorney for Property” is a power of attorney for property that provides the person you designate with the authority to attend to property and financial matters on your behalf in the event that you are not capable of attending to those matters personally, and extends to cover a situation where you […]

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What is a “Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property”?

A “Non-Continuing Power of Attorney for Property” is a power of attorney that provides the person you designate with the authority to attend to financial matters on your behalf if you are not capable of attending to those matters personally, for a specific time, or during a specific occurrence (such as extended travel away from […]

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What does “attorney” mean in Canada?

First and most importantly, “attorney” in Canada does not mean “lawyer”, as it does in the United States. In Canada it is most commonly used to mean “the donee of a power of attorney”. When you draft a power of attorney for property naming, for example, your sister to look after your business and bank […]

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Taxed for Air… coming to Ontario?

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No Employment Law Services

Please be advised that as of April 6, 2021 Camberwell House will no longer be supplying employment law services. We thank our past clients for their patronage, and wish them the best as we move to a more focused and specialized set of services.

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The coup de grâce for faxes

In a blog post late last year we noted that faxes were Out, at least so far as service under the Rules of Civil Procedure are concerned. The only thing left (according the the Rules) was the possibility that Confirmation Forms could be sent to court offices by fax because that hadn’t been specifically removed […]

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Termination clauses in employment contracts: dead?

Last year, the Ontario Court of Appeal [ONCA] in a case called Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. [“Waksdale“] said that a termination clause in an employment contract must be looked at in its entirety, and so invalid clauses can invalidate valid clauses, even where they are separate and governed by a severance clause. The […]

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