Wills and estates: The workings of a do-not-resuscitate order

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Dec, 18, 2017 | Wills And Estates

If someone is very ill and is on the verge of death with a terminal illness, he or she may have made provisions for health care personnel not to use life-saving measures such as feeding tubes, defibrillation or CPR. A do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order can be part of wills and estates planning in British Columbia. It is a directive that should be discussed with health care personnel. A DNR is usually used for terminally ill patients near the end of their lives. A patient may have left specific instructions in his or her estate planning. Often, a person who has power of attorney or... View Article

Real estate law: Housing report spurs neighbourhood consultation

On Behalf of Porter Ramsay LLP | Dec, 06, 2017 | Real Estate Law

A housing report set to hit the desks of city councillors in Vancouver spells out an ambitious plan to add 72,000 homes to more affluent neighbourhoods in the city over the next decade. But before the City Council gives the green light to the real estate proposal in British Columbia’s largest city, a number of neighbourhood groups say more public input is needed. A spokesperson for The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) – which speaks for 27 individual neighbourhood groups — said more work needs to be done on the proposal before being passed by the council. The report suggests that... View Article