798 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 5 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE
Also in 1917 Helen Emma MacGill, one of Canada’s first woman judges, was
appointed to the Juvenile Court in Vancouver.
And Evlyn Farris (wife of the senator) became the first woman to be
appointed to the UBC board of governors. She served for 20 years.
The federal U.S. Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 declared that it was
“the policy of the United States that the public is entitled to the fullest practicable
information regarding the decision making processes of the Federal
Government. It is the purpose of this Act to provide the public with such
information while protecting the rights of individuals and the ability of the
Government to carry out its responsibilities.”
Recently while taking a photo of the statue of Sir
Laurence Olivier outside of the National Theatre
in London, your humble editor watched a Middle
Eastern tourist read the plaque on the statue and
declare: “Ah yes, Laurence Olivier! Lawrence of
Arabia of course!”
Thought du mois:
“The promise given was a necessity of the past; the word broken is a
necessity of the present”.
—Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527),
Florentine historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist
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and author of The Prince