Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is legal authority given by one person (the donor) to another person (the attorney) to act on behalf of the donor in conducting his or her financial affairs or personal care. The attorney's signature on behalf of the donor will be recognized by third parties as binding upon the donor.

In the event of the legal incapacity of the donor, by accident or illness, a Power of Attorney containing the proper clauses will continue to be effective. This will allow you to choose the person who you want to manage your financial affairs or make decisions regarding your health care, if you are unable to do it yourself. In the absence of such a legal document, the Public Guardian and Trustee (Government of Ontario) may be the one controlling your money and property.

I can hold your Power of Attorney on file with your Will and take your instructions concerning the future use and release of this document
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