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158 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 1 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE Keyes, in our view, should stick to practising law and leave the poetry to … well, people who understand metre for one. Is it really that difficul t to appreciate that “happy holidays” has f ive syllables while “merry Christmas” has four? You cannot simply substitute one for the other no matter how correct t t t t t you want to be. The state butterfly of the Indian state of Maharashtra is the Blue Mormon butterfly. A century ago: The Workmen’s Compensation Act of B.C. took effect. The legal profession was unifo rmly u pse t at the pros pect of los ing al l that lovely litigati o n between injured employees and their employers. The profession did survive. Vancouver’s Police Chief, Malcolm MacLennan, was shot dead while trying to arrest a drug addict. MacLennan was an early proponent of medical assistance for drug addicts, rather than criminal prosecution. Stonemason Jimmy Cunningham began building the Stanley Park seawall. He came to Vancouver from Bute, Scotland in 1910, served in the First World War with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and in 1932 became the Vancouver Park Board’s master stonemason in charge of securing Stanley Park’s shores. The Pantages Theatre opened and popularized vaudeville in Vancouver. It was located at 20 West Hastings. Thought du Mois: The f igure of Justice carries a pair of scales, not a cornucopia. —Innes v. Visser, 1936 WLD 44 at 45, Greenberg J.


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