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January 15, 2021

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Gifts of life insurance in Ontario: MPP introduces bill amending the Insurance Act

Susan M. Manwaring, Katrina Kairys

An Ontario MPP recently introduced a private Member’s bill that would amend the Ontario Insurance Act[1] (the “Act”). The amendment purports to amend the prohibition on trading and trafficking in insurance policies so that it does not apply if the...

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Donation of ecological or cultural property – timing is everything: Lessons from Yellow Point Lodge Ltd. v. Canada, 2020 FCA 195 (CanLII)

Troy McEachren

The recent Federal Court of Appeal (FCA)  decision in Yellow Point Lodge Ltd. v. Canada, 2020 FCA 195 (CanLII) (Yellow Point) is a reminder that timing can be everything when making donations of ecologically sensitive land or Canadian cultural property....

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