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DECLARATORY JUDGMENT OF DEATH


Threlfall v. Carleton University | 2019 SCC 59 | Supreme Court of Canada


• ... declaratory judgment of death ... represents the point at which the legislature has chosen to prioritize certainty over the hope of the absentee's return and over the post-mortem protection of his or her interests should the true date of death be discovered. (at para. 49)
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