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VOL. 78 PART 2 MARCH 2020
Would any of our readers like to become a deemster? Well, the Isle of Man
is seeking candidates for the post. A deemster is a member of the judiciary
of the isle and presides over the Court of General Gaol Delivery, which is
roughly equivalent to the Crown Court in England and Wales. The Isle of
Man is located in the northern Irish Sea, is 1,500 square kilometres in extent
and has a population of 86,000. Its capital is Douglas on the east coast. It is
wet, with a rainfall of between 75 and 100 centimetres annually, depending
on where you measure it. It boasts a favourable tax system and is a notorious
tax haven, along with the Channel Islands and the Virgin Islands.
Brian W. Rendell was reappointed as a member of the Oak Bay Police Board
for a term ending June 30, 2020.
Linda Joy Murray was reappointed as a member of the Saanich Police
Board for a term ending December 31, 2021.
Shafik Bhalloo was reappointed as a member of the West Vancouver Police
Board for a term ending March 14, 2020.
Brian R.D. Smith, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the Victoria and
Esquimalt Police Board for a term ending December 31, 2020.
In Denver (City and County) v. Publix Cab Co., 308 P.2d 1016 (1957), the court
answered the following question in the negative: “Where the City of Denver
owns and operates a Municipal airport in its proprietary capacity, but by its
acts and conduct has dedicated the highways, streets and approaches
thereto to public use, can it grant exclusive licenses or franchises thereat for
taxicab and limousine services?” In the course of its analysis, the court
noted that “the City cannot have its cake and eat it too, or like the Roman
god Janus face both ways”.
The United States Court of Federal Claims invoked Janus as well in Reema
Consulting Services, Inc. v. The United States, No. 12-402C (2012), noting that
“like the Roman God Janus, plaintiff concurrently looks backward and forward
in requesting relief”, with both retrospective and prospective claims.
The court helpfully provided the following background: “Janus was the god
of gates in Roman mythology, often portrayed having two faces – one looking
forward, the other backward.”
Gurleen Singh Sahota was reappointed as a member of the Delta Police
Board for a term ending June 30, 2022.