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VOL. 78 PART 2 MARCH 2020
“Animal service 11:00 am. Everyone welcome even without a pet. When the
service is over there will be a barbeque.” — St. Peter the Fisherman Parish
Magazine, Machias, ME.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit noted in Munoz v. Flota Merchante
Grancolombiana S.A., 553 F.2d 837 (1977) that “much like ancient
mariners who puzzled over the Greek god Triton a ‘merman’ of sorts and
the mermaids, modern judges and legislators often have been vexed in their
attempt to ascertain a proper legal classification for the longshoreman.
Bound at once to the seafaring trade and mainland commerce, the harbor
worker frequently found himself in the anomalous position of being landbased
but regarded, nevertheless, as a seaman in the eyes of the law.”
Bruce A. LeRose, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the board of Selkirk
College for a term ending December 31, 2020.
Meredith A. Sargent was appointed as a member of the board of the British
Columbia Institute of Technology for a term ending July 31, 2021.
On April 30, 2020, at a gala dinner at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, the Allard
Law Alumni Association Awards will be bestowed on a herd of worthy recipients.
They are: Lifetime Achievement Award: Len Doust, Q.C., LL.B. 1966;
Alumni Award of Distinction: Tricia Smith, C.M., O.B.C., LL.B. 1985, LL.D.
2007; Alumni Award for Research: Professor Natasha Affolder; Outstanding
Young Alum Award: Adrienne Smith, J.D. 2013; and last but by no
means least, the newly minted Community Award is to be bestowed on our
own editor, D. Michael Bain, LL.B. 1998.
The Cambridge Independent recently ran a film review that included this
plot summary of the film Hustlers (which follows the lives of a group of pole
dancers): “Ramona catches the eye of every man in the club and also gets
the attention of the less successful Destiny who is failing to attract attention
as she dances while trying to support her grandmother.”
Merle C. Alexander, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the board of the
University of Victoria for a term ending December 31, 2021.
“England’s spin bowler, Jack Leach, has not featured in South Africa after
suffering gastroenteritis and flu. ‘Jack hasn’t been able to get 100% fit,’ head
coach Chris Silverwood said, ‘he’s a great lad and his infectious personality
will be missed.’” — BBC Sport.