February 8, 2008

2007-2008 Annual Report

March 23, 2009

Legal Definitions of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder abuse and neglect is a significant issue in Canada, and one of particular national importance to seniors. The Canadian Federal Department of Justice has asked the Canadian Centre for Elder Law to provide a study in the area of elder abuse and neglect legal definitions in Canada and in Read more…

December 12, 2008

Consideration of Testamentary Capacity in the British Columbia Succession Law Reform Project

This short paper by Gregory G. Blue describes an interdisciplinary debate on possible reform and statutory codification of the classic principles surrounding testamentary capacity as enunciated in Banks v Goodfellow.  The debate in question took place in the course of the British Columbia Law Institute’s Succession Law Reform Project, an Read more…

December 5, 2008

Predatory Lending Issues in Canada

Predatory lending is the practice whereby a lender deceptively persuades a borrower to agree to abusive loan terms. It is closely tied to the concept of subprime mortgage lending, which is the practice of making loans to borrowers who do not qualify for the best market interest rates. In the Read more…

October 31, 2008

Assisted Living: Past, Present and Future Legal Trends in Canada

This project provided a starting point to engage in a national conversation about a critical “middle option” of health / housing in Canada. This middle option, called “supportive housing / assisted living” in this project, lies at the centre of a seniors’ housing continuum. This project was made possible by Read more…