Law to better protect
Find out more about the changes that will have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people and their loved ones.
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Please note that the Curateur public is currently in the midst of a legislative reform. Changes have been made to the protection mandate brochure (guide and form), and a new version is now available online. Until the Act to amend the Civil Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Public Curator Act and various provisions as regards the protection of persons enters into force on November 1st, 2022, certain clauses in this new version are not yet mandatory.
Take the opportunity of a major life event (new spouse, divorce, birth or adoption, property purchase, death or incapacitation of your selected mandatary, etc.) to revisit your mandate. If it no longer corresponds to your needs or wishes, revise it without delay.
With a protection mandate you can name the person or persons who will make decisions for you if you should become incapacitated. It allows you to choose people you trust to look after you and manage your affairs in the event you are no longer able to do so for yourself.
Nine out of ten Québecers
would prefer to have a relative or friend make decisions about their care or property in the event of their incapacitation.
If you are among them, the protection mandate is your best ally. Make sure that your wishes will be respected.
It will only be homologated and come into force if you become incapacitated. It will replace any power of attorney you may have given.
Have you ever noticed that we often plan for the little things in life such as what we'll eat for dinner, what we'll wear the next day, or what we'll do during the holidays, but that we sometimes fail to plan for situations with more serious consequences? Incapacity is one of those eventualities that we avoid considering.
Yet we are all likely to be affected by incapacity, either our own or that of a loved one. That's why it's so important to begin a conversation with your loved ones, prepare your protection mandate and encourage those you love to do the same.