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criticism, humbly demonstrating his remorse for the embarrassment he’d
caused Doug. Our hosts in turn forgave Marvin, at least publicly.
Despite his Chinese hijinks, Marvin went on to become one of our country’s
foremost counsel, particularly in matters pertaining to Canada’s
Indigenous peoples. He was also a highly respected bencher of the Law
Society of British Columbia. JJ later became the national president of the
CBA and, later still, among many other successes as counsel, figured very
importantly in the national settlement of the tainted-blood claims.
Sadly, we are losing members of our China group. We’ve had a few
reunions but the last of them must have been more than 25 years ago.
Whether we’ll have another one remains to be seen.