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New Brunswick under pressure to develop stand-alone POA legislation

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 7:36 AM | By Donalee Moulton

New Brunswick is the only province in Canada that does not have stand-alone power of attorney legislation in place. That reality is now causing controversy for the attorney general and increased concern within the legal community.

The lack of a stand-alone power of attorney act translates into confusion, inconsistency and potentially abuse, said Monica Barley, a partner with Actus Law Droit in Moncton. “Even those with a power of attorney are often at a loss about what they can and cannot do. There is no framework...