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Manitobans are the givingest: Canada's prairies are 15% more generous than the rest of the country when it comes to their estate planning.

"Not only are Manitobans near the top when it comes to giving to charities while they're alive, they're also among the country's most generous after they're gone. A new Scotiabank poll has found residents of Manitoba and Saskatchewan -- it lumps the two provinces together -- are the most likely in Canada to leave some of their estate to charity.It said 37 per cent of Prairie respondents who have a written will said they intend to leave money to charities. That's a whopping 15 percentage points higher than the national average of 22 per cent." -- Malcolm Burrows, the Winnipeg Free Press

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