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472 V VOL.O L . 75 7 5 PART P A R T 3 3 M MAY A Y 2017 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE to join Hakemi Ridgedale. Yaro Y.N. Gavrylko moves his practice from McEachern Harris & Watkins in Maple Ridge to Laughlin & Company in Port Coquitlam. Lauren Blake jumps from DLA Piper (Canada) to Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers. Gerald Goldstein recently retired from practice at Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein, precipitating his former partners Paul S.O. Barbeau and Garth M. Evans, Q.C., to reconstitute the firm as Barbeau Evans LLP. They are joined there by Morgan Best, previously with Lotz & Company, and Andrés Abogado, who is licensed to practise in Mexico and B.C., as associate counsel. Francine Rattray joins Arbutus Law Group having previously practised on her own. David M. Brown joins Kent Employment Law in their Kelowna office having moved from Pushor Mitchell. Curtis D.A. Ronning moves from Hammerberg Lawyers to Slater Vecchio. F. Scott Murray joins the Kelowna office of Connect Family Law having been with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy. Jessica England joins the Vancouver office of Connect Family Law, leaving Westside Family Law to do so. Conrad Y. Nest moves from Clark Wilson to join Boughton Law Corp. On page 316 of the last issue (Vol 75, Part 2), we claimed that Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien won the Man Booker Prize. This was an alternative fact. Ms. Thien won the Scotiabank Giller Prize of $50,000 for her work. The winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize was Paul Beatty for his satirical novel The Sellout. Speaking at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. in April 2016, then presidential candidate Donald Trump set out his foreign policy direction, noting among other things: “A Trump administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded, and funded beautifully.” The BC Courthouse Library Society recently hired Kensi Gounden as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Gounden was previously at the Law Society of British Columbia and replaces Johanne Blenkin who retires from the BCCLS after 12 years of most excellent service. His Honour Terry C.W.L. Vos was appointed a master of the B.C. Supreme Court on March 20, 2017. He previously practised at QA Law (formerly Quinlan Abrioux).


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