In 2016 the Canada Revenue Agency significantly changed the taxation of trusts by introducing a new category known as a General Rate Estate, or GRE.

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A lot of people think that creating an endowment fund is something only rich people can afford. 

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Have you ever wished you could do more to support the meaningful work of your church or favourite charity?

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Former Toronto cardinal, Aloysius Ambrozic, wasn’t a big collector of art. 

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It happens often that a deceased person leaves a sum of money to support a broad cause without naming a specific charity.

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You can tell a lot about a person by what’s in their Will.
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Having an outdated Will can be as harmful as having no Will at all.
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You can’t be prepared for every hurdle in life. But for those things you can anticipate, why not have all your ducks in a row by planning ahead?
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Given the current climate of low-interest rates and roller-coaster markets causing people to think twice about their financial decisions, many people may wish to consider the benefits of a charitable gift annuity.

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How often should a Will be reviewed for changes? In general, every five years, but life changes will necessitate a more frequent review. A person should review a Will to ensure that the terms are still suitable.

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TORONTO - Fr. Damian Young-Sam-You has big plans for St. Monica’s Church and with generous donations from members of his congregation who have passed on, the parish is that much closer to reaching those goals.

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To make things as easy as possible for your family after your death, it’s necessary to understand the effect on your estate of probate fees and income taxes.

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When Fr. Bill Burns retired last June, he didn’t fear a life of poverty due to promises he made in 1965 to become a priest.

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Anyone who has held a Canadian quarter in their hands has encountered Dora de Pédery-Hunt’s work. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II which has been used on Canadian coinage since 1990.

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