152 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 1 JANUARY 2020
• Tom Spraggs
District No. 5 (Kootenay) – 1 elected
• Barbara Cromarty
District No. 6 (Okanagan) – 1 elected
• Michael F. Welsh, Q.C.
District No. 7 (Cariboo) – 2 elected
• Geoffrey McDonald
• Heidi Zetzsche
District No. 8 (Prince Rupert) – 1 elected
• Lisa Feinberg
District No. 9 (Kamloops) – 1 elected
• Michelle D. Stanford, Q.C.
In addition, each of Philip A. Riddell, Q.C., Sarah Westwood and Tony Wilson,
Q.C., became life benchers. Pursuant to Law Society Rule 1-5(4), Craig
Ferris, Q.C., Dean P.J. Lawton, Q.C., and Lisa J. Hamilton, Q.C., will continue
to hold office as benchers until they complete their respective terms
Think you can get away with filing court documents with font sizes below
the required minimum? Think again. Rule 4.01 of the Ontario Rules of Civil
Procedure requires that court documents be printed in at least 12-point
font. But in Brown v. Kagan (Brown), 2019 ONSC 6335, the parties filed their
submissions in 10-point font. Charney J. was not impressed: “Since I do not
have a magnifying glass, I was not able to read most of their submissions”
(para. 3). The decision gives a whole new meaning to the maxim “de minimis
non curat lex”.
One of our readers was recently reminded of filing incorporation documents
on behalf of a society, most of whose members had significant vision
problems. He remembers the documents used 20-point font (or, as we like
to describe it around here, 20 point font!). To be fair, he also
tipped off the registrar with an explanatory covering letter and the documents
were so filed.
Gillian A. Malfair was reappointed as a member of the board of the College
of New Caledonia for a term ending July 31, 2022.