Marc-Antoine Chiasson on New Brunswick Court decision to block bequest to National Alliance
June 9, 2014
On June 5, 2014 the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench blocked a New Brunswick man’s bequest to the National Alliance.
Harry Robert McCorkill left the residue of his estate to the National Alliance in his will. After Mr. McCorkill died, Marc-Antoine Chiasson , on behalf of Mr. McCorkill’s sister Isabelle Rose McCorkill, filed an application with the Court asking that the Court declare that the bequest in her brother’s Last Will and Testament of to transfer the residue of his estate to the National Alliance void, as it is a bequest that is illegal and/or contrary to public policy.
On June 5, 2014 Marc-Antoine Chiasson, a partner with the law firm McInnes Cooper, received notice that Justice William Grant of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench has blocked the bequest of Ms. McCorkill’s brother, preventing the transfer of funds.
In his decision, Justice Grant stated, “… that the purposes of the National Alliance and the activities and communications which it undertakes to promote its purposes are both illegal in Canada and contrary to the public policy of both Canada and New Brunswick. Consequently, I declare the residual bequest to it in the will of Harry Robert McCorkill to be void.”
To read more about this decision, visit the CBC’s June 6, 2014 report.
To hear lawyer Marc-Antoine Chiasson talk about this decision, visit CBC radio’s June 6, 2014 episode of As It Happens.
To read more about the decision, visit the June 9, 2014 post on The Legal Feeds Blog (The Blog of Canadian Lawyer and Law Times).
To read more, visit the CTV Saskatchewan’s June 7, 2014 report.
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