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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 6 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 853 ADVOCATE NEWS By D. Michael Bain It has been a while since our last update. We thought that you deserved to hear about the goings-on and developments at the Advocate. There is even a job offer in here for anyone who might be interested, so it may well be worth your while to read to the end. ENTRE NOUS Our September 2017 Entre Nous concerned the removal of the statue of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie from the premises of the Law Society.1 Entre Nous, as many of you know, means “between us” and is an uncredited opinion piece. It has been a part of the Advocate for 75 years and, like most editorial opinions, it is a perspective that is put out for general consumption. Typically, our opinions have their supporters and detractors. As lawyers we do not expect everyone to agree—indeed most of us would be without work if that were generally the case. But we do invite discussion on all of the issues raised in the magazine. If you read something you do not agree with, or have a different perspective on, or if it prompts you to write about something similar or dissimilar, we want to hear from you. Responses are always welcome. The September 2017 editorial did generate a lot of interest and an opportunity for the editor to engage in many informative and enlightening discussions. The editorial even led to an article in the Vancouver Sun penned by Ian Mulgrew.2 Our opinion also generated an exchange which we found disheartening. We normally do not comment on criticism, but in this instance we feel that we ought to bring this exchange to our readers’ attention. We have not edited the communications in any way other than to withhold the name and email address:


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