Philosophers' Café

Giving away your powers: what you lose and when the loss takes effect.

People are routinely asked to sign Power of Attorney when they have their will drawn. Is that wise? What powers are they giving away and when do those powers take effect? In regards to other instruments of divestment of personal power, are you wise to sign?


Wed, 13 Dec 2017 6:30 PM

False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright St. (Granville Island), Vancouver | 604-257-8195 | Map


  • Diana Davidson
    Diana is a retired lawyer, who was a founder of the People's Law School and active in the early years of the Gay Rights and Women's Rights movements. Happily with and married to Mark Battersby since 1971. They have six children and eight Grandchildren with whom they enjoy spending a great deal of time. She writes primarily short pieces of creative non-fiction and loves swimming and gardening.

Admission: Free. Registration not required.

Duration: 90 mins

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts

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