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New Approaches to Electronic Wills

11 Dec 2023 10:00 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

Alberta Law Reform Institute publishes report on creation of electronic wills

In October 2023 the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI) published its Final Report No 119: Creation of Electronic Wills. The impetus for the project was the fact that the province’s Wills and Succession Act is silent on whether it even permits or prohibits the making of electronic wills, let alone whether or how the standard conditions for validity can be met. ALRI noted that it was not required to start “from scratch” with this project, as the Uniform Law Commission of Canada (ULCC) had published its Uniform Wills Act in 2015, and thus ALRI took as its task an inquiry into whether and to what extent Alberta should adopt the ULCC provisions.

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