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News

Think preparing your mandate is complicated? Think again…

(June 27, 2016) Does preparing your protection mandate seem like an insurmountable task? Yet, fewer than 1% of respondents to a Curateur public survey who don’t have a mandate think that it's too complicated. A helpful tip for getting over this hurdle is to consult the practical information about the mandate on the Curateur public's website or to ask a lawyer or a notary for help. Find out more in the document Breakdown of Québecers according to their attitude toward the mandate (PDF).

Think incapacity is an unpleasant subject? Think again…

(June 23, 2016) Does talking about the prospect of incapacity make you uncomfortable? Did you know that a survey commissioned by the Curateur public du Québec revealed that fewer than 1% of respondents who had no protection mandate said it was because they found the whole subject morbid? However, you need to be prepared in the event you’re declared incapable, like 58% of Québecers do by preparing a will in anticipation of their death. Find out more in the document 8 myths about the protection mandate (PDF).

Think you're too young and healthy for a mandate? Think again…

(June 22, 2016) Are you young and healthy and think that you don’t need a protection mandate? Think again. An incapacity can strike at any age and isn’t something that only afflicts the elderly. In a survey commissioned by the Curateur public du Québec, 42% of respondents who don’t plan to prepare their mandate say that the possibility of an accident or an illness could spur them into action. Don't wait until it's too late to prepare your mandate. Find out more in the document 8 myths about the protection mandate (PDF).

2.8 million Québecers have a protection mandate

(June 21, 2016) The Curateur public du Québec today released the results of a survey on the protection mandate, which reveals that 2.8 million Québecers, or 42% of the adult population, have prepared their protection mandate. This represents an increase of six percentage points compared to the results of previous surveys from 2010 and 2006.

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