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The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning: Everything You Need to Know Today to Protect Your Wealth and Your Family Tomorrow, Fourth Edition
The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning: Everything You Need to Know Today to Protect Your Wealth and Your Family Tomorrow, Fourth Edition

The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning: Everything You Need to Know Today to Protect Your Wealth and Your Family Tomorrow, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 1259863417 | ISBN13: 9781259863417
By Douglas Gray and John Budd
© 2018

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An essential resource to help you plan your estate and protect your assets

Praise for previous editions of The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning:
“The authors have done a masterful job….This is a shelf reference every Canadian taxpayer and every Canadian family should have.” –THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“An informative, practical guide….The authors…cover all the bases.” –THE NATIONAL POST

Established as the go-to source of expert guidance, The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning will save you money, taxes, risk, stress, and maintain peace of mind and family harmony. Completely updated to reflect the latest tax changes and with new information on charitable giving, including the donation of certain kinds of life insurance policies, this new edition explains practical strategies to:
• Avoid classic pitfalls, family feuds, and spousal disputes
• Minimize or avoid income, probate, and capital gains taxes
• Protect your digital assets
• Astutely deal with vacation properties, U.S. assets, and privately-owned businesses

About the Author

Douglas Gray

DOUGLAS GRAY, LL.B., is a Vancouver-based expert on estate and retirement planning. Formerlya practicing business and real estate lawyer, he is now a consultant, speaker, columnist and authorof 25 bestselling business and personal finance books (published primarily by McGraw-Hill andJohn Wiley & Sons), including the “Top 10 National Best-seller,” The Canadian Snowbird Guide.Many of these books have been published in other languages and adapted for foreign jurisdictions.Douglas has also designed a real estate investment software program for McGraw-HillRyerson and has been a regular expert contributor on personal finances issues for various internetsites and CD-ROM products, including Microsoft Money and QuickTax—Home and Business. Hehas also been a regular contributor to the Microsoft Canada Small Business web site and theMicrosoft Network Canadian Money Central web site.

Douglas has given seminars and presentations to over 250,000 people nationally and internationallyin his various areas of expertise.Frequently interviewed by the media as an authority on personal finance and retirementmatters, Douglas has appeared many times on various CBC, CTV and Global TV programs. Hehas given over 1,500 media interviews. He has been a regular columnist for Profit, Computer Paper,Canadian Computer Wholesaler, Canada News and Forever Young and a nationally syndicatedcolumnist for Southam Press. He has also been a periodic contributor to the Globe and Mail,Toronto Star, House and Home, Macleans, Good Times, Canadian Moneysaver, Adviser’s Edge, TheSuccessful Investor and many other publications.

His family of web sites includes,,, and

DIANA GRAY is an experienced business owner and consultant. Her company provides centralized business services to small and medium-sized companies as well as home-based businesses. Diana lives in Vancouver, BC.

John Budd

John W. Budd is a professor in the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he holds the Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Professor Budd has taught labor relations to undergraduates, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. candidates and has received multiple departmental teaching awards as well as an excellence in education award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). He has served on LERA’s education committee and executive board and has published journal articles about teaching labor relations. Professor Budd’s main research interests are in industrial relations, especially labor relations. He is the author of The Thought of Work (Cornell University Press) Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice (Cornell University Press), and Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy into Focus (with Stephen Befort, Stanford University Press) and the coeditor of The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (with James Scoville, Labor and Employment Relations Association). He has also published numerous articles in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Labor Economics, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, the Journal of Industrial Relations, Labor Studies Journal, and other journals and edited volumes. He is a LERA Fellow and serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, ILR Review, Human Resource Management Journal, and Labour and Industry. Professor Budd has been the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies and has also served as director of graduate studies for Minnesota’s graduate program in human resources and industrial relations, one of the oldest and largest such graduate programs in the United States. He also has a monthly blog called “Whither Work?”

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