298 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 2 MARCH 2018
The Editor March 4, 1943
I cannot tell you how delighted I am to know that the Vancouver Bar proposes
Editor, “The Advocate” CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY TELEGRAPH
8oo Hall Building, Ottawa
Vancouver, B.C. March 16, 1943
Best wishes for the success of “The Advocate.” May it fare better than most
J.W. DEB. FARIS
issuing a periodical to be called “The Advocate.”
I have just returned from the mid-winter meeting of the Canadian Bar
Association, at Toronto, at which every province in Canada was represented,
and because of present conditions there was a greater interest taken
in the welfare of our profession than in any similar meeting I have ever
The growth of bureaucracies, the danger to our freedom of choice, which
has been protected down through the generations by the law, and the necessity
to win from the public at large that respect for our profession which it
deserves, all point to the necessity of greater co-operation between the
members of the bar throughout Canada.
Few people know what our profession means to every city, town and village,
to the welfare of the people, and to the protection of their rights. We
have always been backward in asserting our true position and seeing that
the dignity of our profession is maintained.
Your publication can do a great deal for the bar, and I hope it is only one
step toward the realization by all lawyers in Canada that there must exist a
strong fraternalism and determination to see that the contribution which
our profession makes to the daily life of the people must not be diminished
but must grow stronger.
I wish you every success in this undertaking.
Yours very truly,