Can a beneficiary/family member claim a capital lose of a deceased parent?

My fathers estate was settled last year. However as beneficiary I received a T5008 form for for a statement of transactions - Capital loses. Can I claim this on my income tax?

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Did you change the name on the investments after it passed to you?  Are you also the executor?

You should also contact the investment firm and ask for a gain loss report.  The T5008 is a report that investment companies must file to advise CRA what has been going on, but it is not necessarily suitable for you to use for your capital gains or losses.

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