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Amanda is a partner specializing in estates and charity law with Miller Thomson in Toronto. My tweets are not legal advice, just info to ponder and share.

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@UinvitedU thanks. Actually a Quebeker by birth!
4/18
2012
@UinvitedU - Closest St. Hubert is now the St. Hubert Express on Division Street in Kingston. Good excuse to drive to ottawa/montreal.
8/27
2012
RT @UinvitedU: June 26 Free @MTCharity Webinar! Deets http://t.co/lr5Fekt1 speakers: @susanmanwaring @estateslaw @CharityLawCan @rhayhoe
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6/8
2012
Congratulations to Rachel Blumenfeld - recipient of the 2012 Hoffstein Book Prize!
5/29
2012
Just released: Miller Thomson's "Wealth Matters" Spring 2012 newsletter. Enjoy! http://t.co/mfqsrfKn
5/25
2012
@UinvitedU that is classic. Where were you?
5/24
2012
@GPtekkie you are most welcome!
4/26
2012
Home run @mtcharity ! Tim Dramin of SIG is perfect speaker to have us leave #cagp2012 thinking big http://t.co/V3vCGRaj
Retweeted by Amanda Stacey#CAGP2012 Tim Draimin on Social Finance. This is the future of #philanthropy.
4/20
2012
@UinvitedU #2012CAGP @myarmswideopen I like the shift from giving back to giving of yourself.#CAGP 2012 very inspiring first plenary #arms wide open
4/18
2012
Pls stop trying to do probate planning with a POA for property. Generally, it will not allow your attrny to make your accts joint w/ othersReady for action @CAGP2012 twitter team? @LeahEustace @GPTekkie @CharityLawCan @towens0315 @EstatesLaw - Let's DO this http://t.co/vEbmCEZE
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4/12
2012
Nice #plannedgiving tidbit via @MTCharity news - CRA's gift credit calculator: http://t.co/fVS8bqNM @CAGP-ACPDP @CAGPRegina @CAGPTorontoarea
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyTorture pie @UinvitedU, torture pie...
1/31
2012
A huge THANK YOU to Malcolm Burrows, #Scotia Private Client Group, for speaking to CAGP this am on "10 Tips for Better Donor Conversations"
1/19
2012
Interesting comments and math re tweaking charity tax credits @globeandmail http://t.co/XIPZq6gr
1/18
2012
Did you know: You can also provide for estate planning trxns. But be explicit! or your attorneys could have trouble dealing w/ 3rd parties.Did you know: You can provide for charitable gifts in your POA. BUT be explicit and not try not to rely on a boilerplate clause.
1/16
2011
RT @ImagineCanada - Treasure or trash? Charities struggle with unusable `donations' http://t.co/Y6DzEbYsThere are many ways to be charitable and give back. The "layaway angels" at work in this story are awesome: http://t.co/fg75LmfJ
12/16
2011
Your morning smile-Top Ten Strangest Will Bequests http://t.co/iYRANVX1
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyHappy Holiday Season: http://t.co/101ggSugConsidering a gift to charity? Make your gift before December 31st of this year to receive a tax receipt for your 2011 taxes.@CAGPTorontoArea Looking forward to hosting! Hate to disappoint, but we haven't had #tortiere in a couple of years...
12/12
2011
Join the @CAGPTorontoArea roundtable next Thursday morning to learn how to talk to your clients about philanthropy: http://t.co/GZ18ahtIWomen are increasingly joining the ranks of the High Net Worth set. If you are an advisor, do you know what woman want? http://t.co/AMH3ZK1TThere are many ways to make a gift to charity. @globeandmail gives a good overview here: http://t.co/zHu1uqWI
11/11
2011
Interactive: What effect has the economy had on charities? http://t.co/nYbtmOUQ Part of our philanthropy series http://t.co/Oc3TlGSv
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyElder abuse takes many forms. Abuse using a POA is common. Knowing the rules is key. Here is a good start from #CARP: http://t.co/JEdrUlTk
11/2
2011
Good reminder - probate provides protection and trustworthy executors are priceless. http://t.co/P3150kn3This is BIG. Changes on horizon re charitable giving, incl how social investing fits in. This c/b VERY interesting http://t.co/r5yXkLtL
10/28
2011
Helpful case on confindentiality, solicitor-client privilege, and the release of an original Will: http://t.co/FzPXERay
10/25
2011
@UinvitedU @humbercollege - It was everything you need to know about setting up a registered charity.
10/21
2011
RT@globebusiness TO's Centre for Social Innovation works w/ NPOs to devel business mindsets for financial sustainabilityhttp://tgam.ca/DA9fSorry I missed it: BIG thx to @UinvitedU & Jill Nelson #PMHF for speaking @ today's CAGP/AFP session! Was busy teaching nxt gen @ Humber.RT @globebusiness: Tax Matters: Why it makes sense to give stock to charity. http://t.co/zC5nF7PE #taxes #personalfinance #charity
10/20
2011
Speaking w/ @avalent79 tomorrow @ Humber to future fundraisers. They will leave with everyone you need to know about establishing a charity.Ensure you & your family have POAs for propety & personal care in place: dementia can strike even the relatively young: http://t.co/5S0R083BIt is generally a good idea to revisit your estate plan every 5 years. http://t.co/LnLTU2ga
10/19
2011
RT @LAL_Canada: How to leave a #legacy: http://t.co/AcUnNKTc #estateTrusts don't have to be a mystery. Did u know a charity can be a trust? New CRA policy-not much new but good refresher: http://t.co/CSuZU2xYRT @GPtekkie This was an all-star issue of great #plannedgiving & #charity law from @MTCharity- be sure to check it out http://t.co/e2yDmSJo
10/12
2011
The new Canada Not-for-Profit corporations act is almost here! Last day to incorporate under the old act is Oct 16. http://t.co/6mxhlNQpI think there are really 3 certainties: death, taxes and paperwork. This is an oldie but worth a read are of @WSJ: http://t.co/fhP2LZRPIt seems my account was hacked over the weekend. Those of you who know me know I would not tweet about weight loss!
10/11
2011
Please RT @greekhammer @KimberleyCanada @CAGP_ACPDP - Oct 20 #bequest sessions with @afptoronto @CAGPTorontoArea http://t.co/JovLFWHq
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyTax planning using trusts= navigating complex tax regs. Case in point via @JamieGolombek "Kiddie Tax". Sound innocuous? http://t.co/66Coa1gq
10/7
2011
RT @nonprofitdirect The Rockfeller family has made sharing their wealth a gen-to-gen commitment http://t.co/8Tk9PDKk You can too!Steve Jobs Can Still Become a Great Philanthropist http://t.co/yjAY0glP
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10/6
2011
RT@klazier Proposed disclosure for union members for tax benefits #BillC-317 similar to trend for charity transparency http://t.co/POnTsI6yDid you know: Executors in ON are entitled to compensation unless the Will provides otherwise - even beneficiaries: http://t.co/6dirEInC
10/5
2011
Did you know: Common law spouses generally do not have the same rights as married spouses on an intestacy http://t.co/era9UFeR
10/3
2011
Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter | September 2011 http://t.co/sAB9lSDJ @MTCharity
Retweeted by Amanda Stacey@UinvitedU - See CRA's policy on receipting gift certificates here: http://t.co/aRtXiUDX. Can only receipt in limited circumstances.Leave a meaningful legacy while still providing for your loved ones: http://t.co/bDyiZcyd
9/30
2011
I think we have all complained about taxes in Canada at one time or another. Here is some perspective via @globeandmail http://t.co/kl2PzFe2Are you an attorney under a Power of Attorney? Know your rights & responsibilities? @WinnipegNews http://t.co/gRTPU6OI
9/29
2011
Use joint tenancy cautiously - it is not a panacea. I deal with its fallout on an almost daily basis. http://t.co/9zp5lXLTOur high net worth clients need to plan how to pass on wealth to the next gen & how to protect it for future gens http://t.co/8jUi8q0s
9/27
2011
Getting started on an estate plan can be intimidating. US perspective, but this is a good start: http://t.co/0r5wlsuP
9/26
2011
Americans in Canada: Q and A http://t.co/Z8gelpe2
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9/25
2011
Please join us tonight. This year marks the 31st anniversary of Take Back the Night: wp.me/p1GC1z-9C #tbtn #toronto #vaw
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyU.S. campaign to catch tax cheats snaring Canadians http://t.co/aQuIsXnE
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9/24
2011
Own a home in Toronto? Find out if the value of your home has gone up or down with our interactive map: http://t.co/bZWUDVwo
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyCharitable gifts in your Will? Assets tied up in insurance & RRSPs? Proper drafting is essential to ensure your estate can make your gifts.
9/23
2011
Miller Thomson Lawyer Receives Zenith Award http://t.co/DJcV8cPq
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyAre you a US citizen living in Canada? Did you know you are still required to file a US tax return? http://t.co/zD7nRZCUDealing with estate losses? Planning is essential in these volatile times. http://t.co/BLiiUjHqSeems simple but are any of us really this organized? Time to get you affairs in order. http://t.co/UIyaRv01
9/22
2011
@TopTorontoLaw thank you for the retweet!When discussing your estate plan, make sure to ask the tough questions: http://t.co/Yt3KuUer
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyDid you know our MT Charities and Not-for-Profit Group has its own Twitter profile? Follow them @MTCharity
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyRT @GinaAlexandris: Congratulations @UTLaw for #1 Macleans ranking!
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyAre you/your clients delaying because you think you have a "simple" estate"? In my experience, there is no such thing. http://t.co/2oKTmAt8RT @tla_bc: 3 ways to get re-tweeted: How lawyers can go about making their twitter feed invaluable http://ow.ly/6piKH via @lawheadhunter
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9/21
2011
RT @iestateca: Americans in Canada: Tax confusion reins http://t.co/aiCUh6sc via @financialpost
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9/20
2011
The Wall Street Journal discusses the honours and pains of being an Executor: http://t.co/I1l7U7Kn
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyWomen and Work in the Nonprofit Sector. Questions Raised by the CharityVillage Compensation Study. http://ow.ly/6yluw
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyCanadians donating less to charity http://t.co/MKRcIVOY
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyMT employment lawyer @CanadianHRLaw congrats on being named one of Canada’s top legal social media influencers http://t.co/5k8RFD7K
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9/19
2011
Oct 4 Miller Thomson Charities Breakfast Seminar (repeat of June 9) free, but limited spots RSVP to torontoevents@millerthomson.com
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyThought about your estate planning lately? Time to dust off that old Will or think about your first Will - it is never too soon.
9/16
2011
Municipal Services Group publishes the 1st issue of its newsletter! http://t.co/4HyBchgS
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyFantastic session! @GratiaCaritas @UinvitedU at @CAGPTorontoArea will tweet content tonight! http://t.co/obR8hyN8 #cagpTO @CAGP_ACPDP
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyGreat kick off to the @CAGPTorontoArea Education season! Thanks to Ann Rosenfield for discussion about gifts of insurance!
9/15
2011
We're back! @CAGPTorontoArea fall sessions start Sept 15 with a fantastic lunch session! http://t.co/c0Bvd8A - #InsuranceGifts
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyCharities protecting animal welfare should review CRA's policy http://t.co/Nuzj9KP
Retweeted by Amanda Stacey@MTCharity August Miller Thomson Charity and Not-For-profit newsletter has just been released. http://t.co/3egR0cj
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8/31
2011
RT @lpdiversa: Did you know that the CRA has a charitable donation tax credit calculator? http://fb.me/12WftkjGK
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyTax Alert | June 2011 | Miller Thomson: http://t.co/bXWr04u via @AddThis
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6/11
2011
MT Charities Group publishes May 2011 issue of its newsletter http://bit.ly/ko10Jg
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyAt STEP Canada Ntl conference getting an update on elder law issues.
6/3
2011
Ontario Charities and Non-profits goods or services need to comply with Accessible Customer Service Standard by 2012 http://bit.ly/hBTQlq
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5/19
2011
Join the government's collaborative experiement to develop a policy framework for social innovation in Ontario. http://bit.ly/jwPL46
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5/18
2011
MT Environmental Group publishes May 2011 issues of EnviroNotes http://bit.ly/m795xn
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5/10
2011
MT Charities Group publishes April 2011 issue of its newsletter http://bit.ly/kmuQER
Retweeted by Amanda StaceyTechnical article on Charitable Remainder Trusts in CDA from @astacey101 at @MTCharity http://ow.ly/4QgyM #plannedgiving #estateplanning
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5/9
2011
Excellent job @SusanManwaring at CBA Ntl Charity Law Symposium. #Non-profits (not charities) beware CRA policies are shifting.
5/6
2011
Our Toronto group is holding a complimentary 2011 update on June 9th, for invite subscribe to our newsletter http://bit.ly/mOzoaU
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5/4
2011
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