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THE A D V O C AT E “Of interest to the lawyer and in the lawyer’s interest” ON THE FRONT COVER Herman Van Ommen, Q.C., is our cover subject. Herman’s long and winding road from 15-year-old logger to president of the Law Society begins on page 17. Published six times each year by the Vancouver Bar Association Established 1943 ISSN 0044-6416 GST Registration #R123041899 BC Bar Member Subscription Rate $27.50 + GST per year Non BC Bar Member Subscription Rate $30.25 + GST per year Out of Country Subscription Rate $37.25 + GST per year Audited Financial Statements Available to Members EDITOR: D. Michael Bain ASSISTANT EDITOR: Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C. EDITORIAL BOARD: Christopher Harvey, Q.C. David Roberts, Q.C. The Honourable Mary Saunders Peter J. Roberts The Honourable William F.M. Jackson Anthony Sheppard VANCOUVER BAR ASSOCIATION ADVOCATE COMMITTEE: Joven Narwal Andrew Aquilar Carolyn MacDonald Mark Fancourt-Smith BUSINESS MANAGER: Lynda Roberts COVER ARTIST: David Goatley EDITORIAL OFFICE: #1918–1030 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2Y3 Telephone: 604-696-6120 E-mail: <mbain@the-advocate.ca> BUSINESS & ADVERTISING OFFICE: #103–1529 West 6TH Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1R1 Telephone: 604-737-8757 E-mail: <info@the-advocate.ca> WEBSITE: <www.the-advocate.ca> VOL. 75 PART 1 JANUARY 2017 Entre Nous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 On the Front Cover: Herman Van Ommen, Q.C. By David Crossin, Q.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Reconciliation—A Lawyering Imperative By Karey Brooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Three Good Reasons Why UNDRIP Can’t Be Law— And One Good Reason Why It Can—By Gib van Ert . . . . . . . 29 Reforming Arbitration Appeals: The New ULCC Uniform Arbitration Act—By William G. Horton . . . . . . . . . . . 37 The First Bite is No Longer Free: New Legislation Proposes Changes to a Dog Owner’s Liabiliy—By Amanda James . . . . . 51 Let the Sky Fall: Lawyers in the History of British Columbia Mountaineering – Part I—The Mountains By David Crerar, Anders Ourom, and Harry Crerar . . . . . 55 The Wine Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 News from BC Law Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 News from CLEBC Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 A View from the Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 LAP Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Announcing the 2017 Advocate Short Fiction Competition . . . 85 Peter A. Allard School of Law Faculty News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 UVic Law Faculty News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 The Attorney General’s Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Nos Disparus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 New Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Classified . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Letters to the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Grumble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Legal Anecdotes and Miscellanea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 From the Back Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Bench and Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159


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