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Andrea R. Jones was appointed as a public representative to the Drug Benefit
Council for a term ending December 31, 2021.
On May 31, 2019, the Mountain Caribou Partnership Coal Licence Deferral
Area Order was made.
In a case about membership in a recreational camping club, the Massachusetts
Court of Appeals commenced its reasons for judgment with the following
caution: “As Sherlock Holmes observed a century ago, one does not
necessarily escape life’s problems by returning to nature”: Tiffany v. Sturbridge
Camping Club, Inc., 32 Mass. App. Ct. 173 (1992). Rather, the “innocent
attempt” of the plaintiffs (“avid recreational campers”) to “secure a
permanent, secluded campsite sanctuary, seemingly offered by the defendants,
resulted in frustration and litigation of the sort usually associated
with harried urban existence”. The court helpfully noted the source of its
Sherlock Holmes reference—“The Adventure of the Copper Beeches”—and
the further caution found therein: “It is my belief … founded upon my experience,
that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more
dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside”.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s daughter, Dame Jean Conan Doyle, at one time
headed the Women’s Royal Air Force as air commandant; she worked in
intelligence, as a flight officer, wing officer and group officer. For several
years she was an honorary aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II.
Negar Jalali was appointed as a member of the West Vancouver Police
Board for a term ending June 30, 2020.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit cited—and distinguished—
both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie when discussing investigative
techniques: “It is only in the world of fiction that investigation can
be conducted impersonally – that perceptive individuals such as Sherlock
Holmes and Hercule Poirot can by some mysterious amalgam of intelligence
and intuition solve the most puzzling of crimes and bring to justice
the most devious and evasive of criminals. In the world as it is, face-to-face
interrogation is the most useful tool in the discovery and prosecution of
law-breakers”: United States of America v. Vita, 294 F.2d 524 (2nd Cir. 1961).
Former justice Lynn Smith, Q.C., was appointed acting commissioner
under the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act.