If the evidence establishes, on a balance of probabilities, that the transferor’s actual intention was to gift the property, then the presumption has been rebutted. It is the intention of the donor at the time of the transfer that is the governing consideration. To rebut the presumption of resulting trust, the donee must show not only that a gift was intended, but that the donor has done everything necessary to transfer the property to the donee and render the transfer legally binding: McKendry v. McKendry, 2017 BCCA 48 [McKendry] at para. 31.
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