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The Canadian Bar Association

The Canadian Bar Association has a variety of "legal health check" publications that can assist the public in assessing an issue and determining what appropriate next steps toward resolution may be.

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Canadian Legal Information Institute

Law; statues, regulations and case law at all levels of court and for all Provinces and the Government of Canada can be found at canlii.org

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Caregiving Matters

National information about estate planning.

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Alberta Health Services

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I am often asked if a person names an attorney, does that mean their lawyer has control of their finances, the answer is NO!  – in Alberta, you can appoint a person to act on your behalf in your financial matters – this person is called your “Attorney”.  Your Attorney is not your lawyer!   Often people confuse the use of the term attorney with having a lawyer acting on your behalf, but that is not the case.  The Power of Attorneys Act for Alberta -1 (a) ““attorney” means a person who is empowered to act on behalf of the donor under a power of attorney;”  That said, if you have a lawyer in the family or have no family at all, the lawyer, a lawyer, may agree to act as your attorney – under the power of attorneys act.

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The Annotated Personal Directives Act

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