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or so judges gave of their time to
make this video as a retirement
present for David Campbell to
show not only their respect, but,
more tellingly, their love. To my
knowledge the video has only been
shown once since its premiere at
his retirement party.
Gerald J. Lecovin, Q.C.
Re: Section 10(b) of the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Legal Advice (2017) 75
I read with some interest the
article regarding the proper way to
give advice in serious cases by
Glen Orris, Q.C. By way of introduction,
I hold the contract for the
provision of the Brydges system in
B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and
the Northwest Territories. (I am
called to the bar in each of those
jurisdictions.) Providing legal
advice over the telephone to
detainees (Brydges advice) has
been part of my practice for more
than 20 years. I have testified in
court on multiple occasions and
lectured other lawyers on the
proper provision of legal advice
over the telephone in serious
cases. I was the lawyer who provided
the advice in R. v. Ashmore,
2011 BCCA 18, referred to below.
Readers of Mr. Orris’s article
should be aware of Ashmore, and
in particular paragraphs 49–63 of
that decision. In Ashmore, the B.C.
Court of Appeal commented
directly on what is appropriate
advice to give in a murder case.
I have already corresponded
with Mr. Orris regarding the Ashmore
Prince George reader Robert M. Dick,
Q.C., recently had this letter to the
editor published in the Prince
George Citizen. We have reproduced
it here as it helps to preserve the legal
history of the province. – Ed.
Dear Sir or Madam,
On December 31, 2016 on page 6,
the Prince George Citizen ran a letter
from the publisher, by Colleen
Sparrow, which stated that on February
12, 2016 The Citizen celebrated
its 100th anniversary in
Prince George as “the longest continuously
business.” That claim is not true.
The “longest continuously-operating
locally-founded business” in Prince
George is Wilson King lawyers
which was founded in 1914.
In 1912 Peter Edmund Wilson
resigned as a judge of the County
Court of East Kootenay, and in the
spring of 1914 he moved his family
to Prince George at which time
he established a law practice here.
We understand that P.E. Wilson
assisted the City of Prince George