Publications by Key Term: will

Enduring Powers of Attorney-Areas for Reform: Final Report Jul 2008

Legislation allowing for enduring powers of attorney exists in all four Western provinces. The Western Canadian Law Reform Agencies’ report reviews Western legislation, notes differences between provinces, and reviews duties of attorneys and steps to prevent misuse. The Agencies recommend increased harmonization of Western Canadian law to support cross-boundary rules and recognition.

Revocation of Wills: Final Report May 2006

According to the default rules found within the Saskatchewan Wills Act, 1996, a will is automatically revoked on marriage or divorce. This rule also applies to common law relationships. The Commission does not recommend either abolition or retention of the rules, but focuses on the need for public education to inform citizens about the default rules with respect to wills.