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loops’s oldest law firm, Fulton & Company (established in 1885), welcomes
Harmon C. Hayden, who moves from Bilkey Law.
William (Bill) C. McCallum moves from Stevenson Luchies & Legh in
Victoria to Doak Shirreff LLP in Kelowna. Kennedy A. Bear Robe moves
from Miller Thomson to Gowling WLG to join their Indigenous Law Group.
Matthew W. Plummer moves in to Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang to
practise strata property law. He was previously with Singleton Urquhart.
Stacey Silber moves her practice from Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger to
Farris. Emily Mak changes posts from legal counsel with the Metro Vancouver
Regional District to join the Southern Railway of British Columbia as
director of corporate affairs and legal services. Melanie L. Teetaert moves
back to Stikeman Elliott from Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer. McEwan
Cooper Dennis LLP (McEwan Partners) welcomes Eric Aitken from Dentons
and Kelly Ann Maw from Singleton Urquhart.
The Honourable Sheilah L. Martin has been nominated by Prime Minister
Trudeau to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada that will be created
by the retirement of The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
Justice Martin has sat on the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest
Territories and Nunavut. She has served as a deputy judge for the Supreme
Court of Yukon since 2009. Justice Martin was born in Montreal, is fully
bilingual and has resided in Alberta for 30 years.
Mark your calendars! Friday, April 27, 2018 will see a tribute dinner held at
the Vancouver Convention Centre West to honour the retirement and
accomplishments of The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., former
Chief Justice of Canada. Justice McLachlin retired on December 15,
2017 as Canada’s 17th and longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme
Court of Canada. Tickets to this spectacular event can be purchased at:
The Greek goddess Themis, representing divine law and order, was the
daughter of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth). She lived on Mount Olympus
and convened assemblies there. Her children with Zeus included Dike,
the goddess of human justice. Combined, Themis and Dike are the equivalent
of the Roman goddess Justitia. (None of the above were blindfolded,
incidentally, until the 15th century.) Justitia’s truly formidable statue
stands, with that of Veritas, at the front of the Supreme Court of Canada
building in Ottawa.
Contributing to the woes of both the Minister of Justice, who must replace
them, and the Chief Justice, who laments their departure, several justices