The Paradox of Wealth – Two Sides of the Coin

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9th Jan 2015

The Paradox of Wealth: Two Sides of the Coin “Wealth is fine, oh so divine.” It is possible to be so focused on wealth that this is the only side of the coin you see. If this is the side … more

Entitlement – Poison in the Family Well

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4th Dec 2014

Entitlement –  Poison in the Family Well Entitlement is an expectation founded on emotion that something is owed to a person “just because”.  [1]  Entitlement results at a minimum in family discord, and can escalate into estrangement of family members, … more

Family Continuity – Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves

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15th Sep 2014

  Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in 3 Generations or Why Family Continuity Planning is Important FCB = Family Controlled Business (generally one where the family controls or is a significant shareholder, family members are in key management positions, family derives significant … more

Hutterian Brethren and the Supreme Court of Canada – One Lawyer’s Story Article #5 – Through The Hutterian Rear View Mirror

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12th Jul 2011

ARTICLE #5 – EPILOGUE Alberta v. Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony[1] (“Hutterian Brethren”) is the latest decision in which the courts have wrestled with the interface between s.1 [2] and s.2(a) [3] of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the … more