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new Queen’s Speech and the reasons for holding that in the week beginning
the 14th October rather than the previous week. But why did that
need a prorogation of five weeks?
61. It is impossible for us to conclude, on the evidence which has been
put before us, that there was any reason – let alone a good reason – to
advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament for five weeks, from 9th or
12th September until 14th October. We cannot speculate, in the absence
of further evidence, upon what such reasons might have been. It follows
that the decision was unlawful.
Anna Kelly Fung, Q.C., was designated as a deputy chair of the British
Columbia Utilities Commission.
Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon was appointed as the president of the Justice
Education Society (“JES”) for a one-year term. She succeeds Justice Peter
Voith, who served admirably in that capacity for four years.
JES is a legal educator based in Vancouver that creates innovative programs
and resources that improve legal capability and increase access to justice.
JES runs programs throughout British Columbia, internationally and on the
web with the intent of improving people’s understanding of and ability to
use the justice systems that serve them. Last year, JES reached over 24,000
B.C. students from 800 schools. More than 1,000 judges and lawyers made
presentations to B.C. youth. JES recently launched its Champions Campaign
2019–21 and is seeking financial support from the B.C. legal community
to support programs like its Justice Education Schools Program.
Previous JES Champions included: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Bordon
Ladner Gervais LLP, Boughton Law Corporation, Norton Rose Fulbright,
Clark Wilson LLP, Eyford Partners LLP, Farris LLP, Guild Yule LLP, Harris &
Company LLP, Hunter Litigation Chambers, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP,
Kazimirski Law Corporation, Lawson Lundell LLP, McCarthy Tétrault Foundation,
Slater Vecchio LLP and Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP.
The BBC recently reported on the outcome of a French case in which a
Parisian court ruled that an employee’s death was a workplace accident
entitling his family to compensation. Though sad, nothing terribly out of
the ordinary there, except this was a French worker. His death occurred following
a heart attack he suffered while having sex with a stranger in his
hotel room while on a business trip. The decision was premised on the finding
that sexual activity was a normal part of a business trip, “like taking a
shower or a meal”. Ooh la la!