Ontario Bar Association

To encourage people to carefully consider and protect their families, assets and affairs, the Ontario Bar Association has made April its “Make a Power of Attorney Month.”

A power of attorney (“POA”) is a legal document that gives someone else the right to act on a person’s behalf. These documents can be used to oversee personal care or to handle assets and property, and can be customized to suit the precise requirements of each person. 
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 The Government of Ontario recently introduced Bill 108 – "An Act respecting Apologies." 

According to the Attorney General’s news release, the Apology Act would, if passed:

  • Allow individuals and organizations, such as hospitals and other public institutions (or condo corproations), to apologize for an accident or wrongdoing without fear of the apology being used