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Lord Halsbury, the first editor-in-chief of Halsbury’s Laws (first published in
1907), was born in 1823 as Hardinge Stanley Giffard. He was called to the
bar in 1850 and was a devoted Tory. He served as Lord Chancellor three
times between 1885 and 1905. In 1885, on his initial appointment, he
became Baron Halsbury and in 1898 he became Viscount Tiverton and Earl
of Halsbury. He died in 1921.
Anil K. Aggarwal and Edward Wong were appointed to the Employment
and Assistance Appeal Tribunal for a term ending April 30, 2020.
Debra M. Hanus and Christopher W. Sanderson, Q.C., were both
appointed directors of the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority for
a term ending January 24, 2020.
The 13th Annual Access Pro Bono Appreciation Breakfast was held at the
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront on April 17, 2018. Mr. Justice John J.L.
Hunter was the guest speaker. The Dugald Christie Award for Advice Services
was presented to Shannon H. Williams. Ashley E. Syer was given the
Allan Parker QC Award for Representation Services. Congratulations to both.
Victoriana is an uncommonly used first name of Latin derivation, meaning
“conqueror”. More commonly used is “Victoria”, with the same meaning.
One baby names site notes: “Royal associations from 19th-century England’s
Queen Victoria and the four-syllable pronunciation give Victoria an
air of dignity, formality and distinction.”
Kathleen Kendall was recently appointed as the Law Society appointee for
Yale County to the board of the Law Foundation.
Richard Strahl was awarded the 2017 Law Society Award for Leadership in
Legal Aid. He practises criminal defence in the East Kootenay Region.
Trudi Brown, Q.C., was awarded the 2017 Law Society Excellence in Family
Law Award. She practises at Brown Henderson Melbye in Victoria. Jennifer
Chow, Q.C., the first visible minority president of the CBABC Branch and
now a bencher, was awarded the 2017 Law Society Diversity and Inclusion
In McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONCA 578, the Ontario Court
of Appeal rejected a constitutional challenge (under ss. 2(a), 2(b) and 15 of
the Charter) to the citizenship oath, which includes the words “I swear (or
affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors ...”. The
court noted, among other things, that “the purpose of the oath is not to com-