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Koml Kandola was reappointed as a vice-chair of the Labour Relations
Board for a term ending September 1, 2021.
In 2012 the BBC reported on the “Secret Life of Modern-Day Witches”,
including that of a 38-year-old “sometimes known as Myrddin” who “has
carved out a successful career as an employment lawyer”. He was also “the
head of a witches’ coven in Lancashire” and assured the BBC: “We don’t do
anything sinister like devil worship and we don’t make human or animal
sacrifices. We honour, revere and give thanks to nature. We celebrate the
seasons. It’s not all blood and gore. In spring, we celebrate life and rebirth
then, in the winter, decay and death to make way for new life.”
C.E. Lee Ongman was reappointed as a member of the board of the University
of Northern British Columbia for a term ending July 31, 2020.
The Law Society Indigenous Scholarship was awarded to Christina Gray, a
member of the Tsimshian Band of Lax Kw’alaams Dene from Lutel’ke and
Metis. The Law Society Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies was awarded
to Gabriella Jamieson, who graduated from the UVic Faculty of Law in 2016
and is currently a judicial law clerk for the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
Seeking any explanation possible for elements of the mortgage crisis in the
United States, Straniere J. of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Richmond
County wrote as follows in Department of Hous. Preserv. & Dev. of the
City of New York v. Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co., 2013 NY Slip Op 51554(U):
Apparently Maleficient, the evil fairy from “Sleeping Beauty” having realized
Briar Rose had beaten her curse, and having been unsuccessful in
screwing up the world’s computers when 2000 began, decided to cast a
spell over the mortgage industry in the United States. Mysteriously seemingly
knowledgeable legislators passed statutes permitting government
agencies to finance mortgage loans in amounts for more than the property
is worth, to people who could not afford to pay, without the need to
document things such as income, and then to allow the chopping up the
loans into little pieces to sell to new investors, so that if a borrower
defaulted in repayment of the loan, the lender would not have the ability
to prove it actually owned the debt, let alone plead its name correctly.
The spell cast was so widespread that courts find almost everyone
involved in mortgage foreclosure litigation raising the “Sgt. Schultz
Defense” of “I know nothing.”
Alison H. Narod was appointed as a member and designated chair of the
Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board for a term ending July
31, 2023. Richard S. Margetts, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the
same board for a term ending July 31, 2022.