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956 THE ADVOCATE VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 Arena bomb attack, which killed 22 people and injured more than 50. Help was needed for applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and at inquests, as well as providing legal advice on estate administration, insurance, welfare benefits and pensions. V. Nerys Poole, a retired lawyer, was appointed as an inquiry officer under the Expropriation Act in respect of a proposed expropriation that is the subject of a notice of request for inquiry received from Charles F. Willms respecting land in New Westminster District. Not to be outdone, Fiona M. St. Clair was also appointed an inquiry officer under the Expropriation Act in respect of the proposed expropriation that is the subject of the notice of request for inquiry received from Jeffrey G. Frame. Foxtrot is the “F” in the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet while Tango is the “T”. Sadly, “W” is not represented by Watusi. Effective October 2, 2017 the Correction Act Regulation, B.C. Reg. 58/2005 is amended. The Courts’ Bill is before the U.K. Parliament. It is intended to enable the court system to become more efficient through greater use of IT and digitization. It will also end direct cross-examination of domestic violence victims by their alleged perpetrators in the family courts, allowing more victims to participate in trials without having to meet their assailant face to face. Marjorie E. Munkley was reappointed as a member of the Mental Health Review Board for a six-month term. Catherine M. Romanko was reappointed Public Guardian and Trustee. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act in the U.K. It made consensual sex between two men in private, aged 21 and over, legal. (Sex between women was not mentioned.) Homosexuality between men was first made illegal during the reign of Henry VIII by way of a statute of 1553, pioneered by Thomas Cromwell. The punishment was hanging, a punishment not abolished until 1861. Today gay relationships are illegal in 74 countries, in 13 of which being homosexual is punishable by death.


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