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tunes, or (c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty
science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to
have been stolen or lost may be found, is guilty of an offence punishable on
summary conviction”. In 2012 the National Post reported that Toronto police
were resorting to this section every few months, including against individuals
who tried to persuade victims that they were cursed and offered to lift
the curse in exchange for payment.
Paul Fraser, Q.C., was appointed commissioner under the Members’ Conflict
of Interest Act.
Allison N. Tremblay was appointed as a part-time member of the Employment
Standards Tribunal for a term of two years.
The CBABC and the Law Society of BC warmly invite lawyers and judges to
attend the 34th Annual Bench and Bar Dinner on Wednesday, November 7,
2018. This event will be held at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The dinner
will feature the presentation of the CBABC Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial
Award for Distinguished Service, and the Law Society Award, honouring the
lifetime contribution of the truly exceptional in the legal profession.
The Supreme Court of California noted in People v. Collins, 438 P.2d 33
(1968) that “while we discern no inherent incompatibility between the
disciplines of law and mathematics and intend no general disapproval or
disparagement of the latter as an auxiliary in the fact-finding processes of
the former, we cannot uphold the technique employed in the instant case
… . Mathematics, a veritable sorcerer in our computerized society, while
assisting the trier of fact in the search for truth, must not cast a spell over
Tina L. Dion, Q.C., and Maria D. Preovolos were appointed to the board of
the Justice Institute of British Columbia for terms ending July 31, 2021 and
July 31, 2019, respectively.
Jacqueline Ann Kelly and Shannon N. Salter were both appointed to the
Financial Institutions Commission.
The United States comprises five per cent of the world’s population, yet it
houses twenty-five per cent of its prisonerss. In 1980 the U.S. had half a million
people in prison. Today it has 2.2 million. According to Sally Yates,
Deputy Attorney General (until Trump fired her in January 2018), the