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Questions of jurisdiction and conflict of laws are complicated at the best of times, let alone in the context of estate litigation.

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An Ontario decision has expanded the application of public policy to void a will, and in so doing has raised concerns of floodgates and abuse.  In Spence v. BMO Trust Company, 2015 ONSC 615, Justice Gilmore determined that the deceased, who was black, disinherited his adult daughter because she had a child with a Caucasian man – "a clearly stated racist principle".