306 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 77 PART 2 MARCH 2019
Steven Catania transfers his mining practice from Fasken to Lawson Lundell.
Jada Tellier moves from Lawson Lundell to Miller Thomson. Katie
Comley also joins Miller Thomson, having previously practised at the
Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group of the Ministry of Attorney
General, Legal Services Branch. Jason Harman departs Lawson Lundell,
landing at JFK Law Corporation.
Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., slides over to Pulver Crawford Munroe. She was
previously with Lawson Lundell. Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold and Marcia
McNeil also join the team at Pulver Crawford Munroe, closing down their
firm of SAMLaw to do so. Ryan Berger leaps from Norton Rose to Lawson
Lundell. Delara Emami joins the Kelowna office of Lawson Lundell, moving
from Borderfreelaw PC in Toronto to do so. Jose (Bill) Olaguera leaves
New Westminster, where he was with McQuarrie Hunter, and moves back
to Vancouver to join McMillan LLP. Ingrid Otto joins Harris & Company,
moving from the Health Employers Association of British Columbia.
Sunny Dharni says goodbye to BTM Lawyers and joins Richards Buell
Sutton. Brent Mullin, former chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board
and the Employment Standards Tribunal for approximately 16 years,
finds a new home at Overholt Law. Bryan Hicks comes on board at
Miller Thomson, moving from Blakes. Blair Lockhart leaves the HSBC
Legal Department and joins the B.C. Utilities Commission as a commissioner.
After practising in Whistler for 30 years, first as in-house counsel
at Whiski Jack Resorts Ltd. and then on his own, Ian Reith decides to stop
practising law and focus instead on guiding, pot paraphernalia and housing
interests. Andrew Kemp forsakes the Flames in favour of the
Canucks by moving from Bennett Jones in Calgary to the Vancouver
office of Lawson Lundell.
It may be that the Sasquatch is a creature who first began hiding in mountainous
terrain as far back as the Mesozoic Era. Despite the success of Bigfoot
in remaining hidden over all those years, there are people today who
seek to advocate for the legal rights of these hairy forest dwellers, including
asserting obligations on government to recognize and protect them as
indigenous mammalians living in B.C. One such person is Todd Standing.
Mr. Standing recently sought legal declarations that these upright-walking,
ape-like creatures exist and that the provincial government has breached its
legal obligation to protect them. Sadly, Mr. Justice Ball (2018 BCSC 1499) did
not resolve these pressing legal issues as he found, on the application of the
province, that Mr. Standing did not himself have standing to seek the remedies