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Category Archives: Elder Abuse
Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights enshrines every competent person full rights to autonomy and self-determination. Ontario’s Substitute Decision Act chips away at that, allowing appointment of counsel for a person whose capacity is at issue before the … Continue reading
Incapable persons can easily lose control of their property. Here a the first example where the courts can be complicit in what could be considered financial abuse; allowing orders not followed, or enforced, to be modified by subsequent orders, even … Continue reading
A Section 3 counsel can be appointed whenever a person who is potentially incapable faces a hearing over any guardianship matter. Their sole guidance in the substitute Decision Act is the incapable person is “deemed competence to retain and instruct … Continue reading