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Why is it important to choose an independent trustee?

The Civil Code of Québec requires that at least one trustee who is neither the settlor nor a Beneficiary be appointed to administer the trust. The Court case law went further by requiring that such a trustee be "independent", totally selfless and impartial. Hence the importance of choosing this trustee and ensuring that he/she participates in the decisions and transactions made by the trust.

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