Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney explains how a power of attorney can be used to give someone the legal power to take care of financial and legal matters for you. It describes the types of powers of attorney, who can be an attorney, their powers and responsibilities, and how to end such an arrangement. The information is current to March 2019.

All the information in this booklet — and more — is on our website: see our section on powers of attorney.

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Power of Attorney

  • English
  • Available in print
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Procuration

  • French

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Kevin Smith

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