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The laws in Quebec are different from the rest of the country. But in fact there are some unique laws relating to estates in BC as well.
It is not prudent to do a codicil. It is very important that you redo your Will but it should not take more time or cost much more at all. Wills are not expensive. Mistakes in Wills can be prohibitively expensive.
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Your will has to be probated where you are living before you die.
The bulk of the Will may be fine but I actually doubt that it all will be because the laws are so different.
There is no great urgency unless you think you are going to die soon. But if you do die without making the changes your wife may be in a complicated and possibly expensive situation. The same holds true for the POAs.
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