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injuries annually in the U.S. alone. In 2013 there were 33,636 deaths (10.6
per 100,000 people) and 73,505 injuries (23.2 per 100,000 people) from gunshot
David Brian Stevenson and Robert Edmund Groves were reappointed as
members of the Employment Standards Tribunal for terms ending March
William Milner Everett, Q.C., was reappointed as a commissioner of the
British Columbia Utilities Commission for a term ending February 18, 2020.
Marion Verile Shaw and Deborah A. Armour, Q.C., were both appointed
members of the British Columbia Securities Commission for terms ending
December 31, 2020.
Kew Dock Yip was the first lawyer of Chinese descent in Canada. He was
called to the bar in Ontario in 1945 and lobbied against the Chinese Immigration
Act, which was enacted in 1923 and repealed in 1947; it had replaced the
head tax ($500 by 1903) as a mechanism for deterring or prohibiting Chinese
immigration to Canada. He had a Vancouver connection: his father
was a Vancouver merchant and Kew Dock Yip himself had been a midfielder
with Vancouver’s Chinese Students’ Soccer Team. The Government
of Canada website notes: “Known for their skill, speed and sportsmanship,
the team won the 1st Division provincial championship in 1933, claiming
the British Columbia Mainland Cup and winning respect for their community.”
In 2011, the team was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Another former player, William K.L. Lore, became “the first Chinese Canadian
in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and the first officer
of Chinese descent in all the Navies of the British Commonwealth”.
On June 1, 2019, Jennifer R.S. Glougie will be reappointed as a vice chair
of the Labour Relations Board for a term ending June 1, 2022.
Cheryl L. Vickers was reappointed as a part-time member of the Hospital
Appeal Board for a term of five years.
For a history of our sad past in British Columbia of refusing racial and ethnic
minorities admission to the bar, see Dawna Tong, “A History of Exclusion:
The Treatment of Racial and Ethnic Minorities by the Law Society of British
Columbia in Admissions to the Legal Profession” (1988) 56 Advocate 197.