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V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE Dear Sir, Re: Letter to the Editor (2016) 74 Advocate 771 With respect to the referenced letter by John Trueman in the September 2016 issue of the Advocate in turn referencing an Entre Nous found at (1966) 24 Advocate 171 and reproduced in “From Our Back Pages” (2016) 74 Advocate 625 – Ed., in the 1950s I was a law student in a large Winnipeg law firm. At that time in Winnipeg one attended law school for four years. Classes were held in the morning. Articling occurred in a law firm each afternoon and all summer. In my third year of articles I was due to receive a monthly stipend of $50. I approached the senior partner of the firm and told him I couldn’t live on $50 and that I needed $75. After telling me of the many benefits I received from articling in the firm, he said he would raise my stipend to $75, but added I would revert to their standard rate in year four. I never did. George Goulet Sechelt 128 walked up with my partner, Andrew Stewart, and during the walk, I told him about my premonition. We had a workout and as we walked back to the office, we again came to the intersection of Broughton and Douglas Streets. We stopped at the light and when I looked across the intersection, I saw Leonard and his then lover, Rebecca de Mornay. They were walking down towards the Empress Hotel. As our light turned green and Andrew and I started across the intersection, Leonard and Ms. de Mornay stopped, turned around and walked back to the far corner just as I got there. I thought about stopping and telling him about all this but, in the end, I just said: “Thank you for a great show on Friday night, Mr. Cohen.” He thanked me and we both moved on. I refer to this story as “The Called Shot” because I had Andrew Stewart as a witness to the prelude and the encounter. I had thought of trying to get this recollection through to Leonard from time to time. I never did and now it is too late. John Waddell, Q.C. Victoria t t t t t


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