Philanthropy And The Church

A newscaster has just given me the finest news I’ve heard in years! With Bora Laskin as our new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada I am greatly heartened as I look to the future. The dictum “the law was made for justice” finds fulfilment in this man’s deep humanitarianism. That he is…

Une Fiducie Bien Speciale

Ce bref article entend considerer l’application et les efiets en droit quebecois des dispositions testamentaires etablissant des legataires seulement fiduciaires ou simples ministres pour des fins de bienfaisance. L’article 869 du Code Civil de la Province de Quebec edicte: “Un testateur peut etablir des legataires seulement fiduciaires ou simples ministres pour des fins de bienfaisance…

Corporate Law Reform And Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations

Excerpts from a paper presented August 28, 1973 at the Taxation/Wills and Trust Section of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Bar Associa¬≠tion. The full text published by Richard De Boo Limited, 70 Richmond St. East, Toronto. Introduction Most members of the legal profession are unfamiliar with the particular area of corporation law discussed…

From Grantee To Grantor

An Address delivered at a Conference on “Foundations in the Seventies” at the Guild Inn in Scarborough, Ontario May 1973. Mary L. Northway, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Neathern Trust, Toronto What I would like to do today is describe an experiment, a sort of pilot study. For about thirty years my research…

Health Studies And Charitable Foundations

I should explain right at the beginning that my professional experience as an agency executive has been almost exclusively in the mental health field. I hesitate therefore to comment on other fields because the health field is becoming increasingly specialized. But the mental health field, I suggest, is unique in this respect: it is one…

Cases and Comments: Gifts To Charities Which Do Not Exist

A problem which is illustrated by two recent cases arises where a testator makes a gift to a charity which does not exist. The error may be the result of misdescription by the testator, or he may have described the charity correctly but not known that it had ceased to exist, or the charity may…

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