Any of the people acting under a POA have the authority to access records such as Canada Revenue Agency. If they won't share, you can still get a copy from CRA yourself, but I understand that's not the real issue.
The problem is the lack of consensus on handling matters. Apparently the POA document does not allow working by majority, since you said that all have to agree. If you three cannot figure out how to work together, one of you is probably going to end up asking the court to intervene. The most likely outcome in that case is that all three of you will be removed as POAs and a neutral third party (either a trust company or the provincial public trustee) will be put in place instead.
I have already gone ahead and ordered the photocopy birth certificate from vital stats Yukon as that's where she was born. Now they were excellent in providing me with amazing dedication to helping me and had the copy emailed back to me in one day of her returning from holidays as well as sent me out to notarized copies in the mail that day as well for next to no charge as I am barely able to make it from day to day currently!
So I have since provided equitable life with an electronic copy of all the documentation they required on the claim form, I have also gone ahead and mailed the originals to them via 2 days express post as of yesterday.
The lady in charge of the case said that they may also require a copy of the RCMP accident report which would shed more light on to how she died even though the physicians report states exactly what she died from which was blunt force trauma after her car being struck on the passengers side by the Ford F-150 going highway speeds.
I have filled out the privacy act request and it has been granted to me as per the phone call I received yesterday morning, they state that it will take up to 30 days to provide it to me, I have requested the electronic copy as then I'm not waiting for it to arrive in the mail I the event the insurance company states they require it even though she thought the news paper article would be sufficient.
So I have managed to get the lender to hold off on foreclosure of the acreage with the promise of clearing up the arrears and putting a complete years worth of mortgage payments into a new account for the lender once the policy is released and paid out in full to me. Which was stated via email by the person handling my claim that once they have the documents requested should be done immediately.
In the mean time however I have been contacted by the other lender which our condo is through that they have not been able to get in touch with Jamie (my deceased spouse) in regards to the mortgage being in the arrears, that's when I had
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