New Auto Insurance Legislation Could Put Your Personal Assets at Risk

May 9th, 2016 by | Posted in Civil law, Litigation, Personal Injury

On June 1, 2016, the Ontario Automobile Insurance Scheme will come into effect. The new Ontario Auto Insurance Legislation, which is being promoted by the Ontario Government to reduce your premiums, will drastically reduce the “no fault benefits” that you currently have.  “No fault benefits” are benefits paid by your own insurer in the event…

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Estates and Firearms: A Tricky Asset to Handle

February 26th, 2016 by | Posted in Estate Planning

As of December 2014, there were nearly two million firearm licences issued to Canadian individuals. [1] Furthermore, an Angus Reid survey completed in 1991 estimated that Canadian firearm owners possess approximately 2.7 firearms on average. These statistics fail to account for all unlicensed firearms in Canada, thus, the true number of firearms is undoubtedly higher….

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Cross-Border Successions within the European States & Estate Planning for Canadians

September 11th, 2015 by | Posted in Tax Law

The European Union Community now consists of 28 Member States with a population of over 500 million.  In tandem with efforts to promote the easy movement of people and commerce between the Member States, judicial cooperation in civil matters having cross-border implications, including successions, has been a key common goal among the Member States. In…

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Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day

June 12th, 2015 by | Posted in Community

On June 12th, 2015, Tierney Stauffer LLP sponsored the Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Ottawa Convention Centre. This annual event, which is in support of the Vista Centre and the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley, provides resources and information to thousands of brain injury survivors, their families, caregivers and friends. For…

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AgInvesting Information Day

March 30th, 2015 by | Posted in Community

On March 30, 2015, Sebastien Desmarais presented alongside Royal Bank of Canada at the 2015 AgInvesting Information Day. This session provided valuable information to farm owners about the necessity of succession planning. To read Sebastien’s article on Farm Succession, check out the article below: Farm Succession and Tax Planning    

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