R. v. MacKenzie, (1990) 105 N.B.R.(2d) 149 (PC)

JudgeBrien, P.C.J.
CourtProvincial Court of New Brunswick (Canada)
Case DateFebruary 23, 1990
JurisdictionNew Brunswick
Citations(1990), 105 N.B.R.(2d) 149 (PC)

R. v. MacKenzie (1990), 105 N.B.R.(2d) 149 (PC);

    105 R.N.-B.(2e) 149; 264 A.P.R. 149

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Her Majesty The Queen v. Thomas Ronald MacKenzie

Indexed As: R. v. MacKenzie

New Brunswick Provincial Court

Brien, P.C.J.

February 23, 1990.


MacKenzie pleaded guilty to fraudulently removing property contrary to the Bankruptcy Act.

The New Brunswick Provincial Court imposed a sentence of imprisonment plus probation.

Bankruptcy - Topic 8303

Offences - Sentence - Deterrence - The New Brunswick Provincial Court discussed general and individual deterrence in the context of an offence under the Bankruptcy Act - See paragraph 19.

Bankruptcy - Topic 8308

Offences - Sentence - Fraudulently concealing or removing property - MacKenzie, age 30, pleaded guilty to withdrawing $1,900 and $13,450 from a corporate bank account after the corporation was placed in bankruptcy - No criminal record - The New Brunswick Provincial Court imposed a sentence of imprisonment of five days for each offence, to run concurrently, plus probation.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Grossman, 53 C.C.C.(2d) 143 (Ont. C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

R. v. Ross, 61 N.B.R.(2d) 65; 158 A.P.R. 65, refd to. [para. 15].

R. v. Fairn (1973), 22 C.R.N.S. 307, refd to. [para. 15].

Statutes Noticed:

Bankruptcy Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. B-3, sect. 169(g), sect. 204.

Bankruptcy Act, R.C.S. 1985, c. B-3, sect. 198(g).


R. Gary Faloon, for the Crown;

William Richards, for Thomas Ronald MacKenzie.

This case was heard by Brien, P.C.J., of the New Brunswick Provincial Court at Saint John, New Brunswick, on February 23, 1990. The decision of the court was delivered orally on February 23, 1990.

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