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Plaintiff’s Complaint that makes even grammatically sensible allegations”,
While the Court knows counsel to be consistently enthusiastic, he is
respectfully advised in the future to clearly and succinctly state with
specificity what theory of law the claims brought are based upon. Adjectives,
adverbs, invective, and vague swash-buckling references to the law
are insufficient. Although the Court appreciates a good story and can
sympathize with the injured pride of a dedicated professional, it has neither
the time nor the resources to sift through conclusory assertions to
construct and refine the claims for the Plaintiff. That is counsel’s job.
Jeffrey T.J. Campbell, Q.C., Satinder Kaur Sidhu and Karina V. Sacca
were all recently appointed to the Provincial Court. Judge Campbell will sit
in the Fraser Region with chambers in Port Coquitlam. Judge Sidhu will sit
in the Fraser Region with chambers in Surrey. Judge Sacca will sit in the
Vancouver Island Region with chambers in Victoria.
Martha A. Sandor was appointed as a judicial justice in and for the
Province of British Columbia to serve office on a part-time basis for one
fixed term of ten years.
In what is likely by now old news, on March 23, 2020, the province
declared that a state of emergency exists in the Province of British Columbia
due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was done by
way of a Ministerial Order issued pursuant to s. 9 of the Emergency Program
Act. Any such declaration lasts for 14 days but can be renewed by the Lieutenant
Governor-in-Council for further periods of not more than 14 days
each. At the time of an emergency declaration, and on any renewal, the
minister must identify the nature of the emergency and the area of British
Columbia in which the emergency exists or is imminent. The minister
must also “cause the details of the declaration to be published by a means
of communication that the minister considers most likely to make the contents
of the declaration known to the majority of the population of the
The Law Society of British Columbia recently announced the creation of the
Mark Andrews Excellence in Litigation Award to recognize outstanding lifetime
achievements in litigation. The award honours the work of Mark D.
Andrews, Q.C., who passed away in March 2020, and will be presented to a
candidate of merit to be selected by the president of the Law Society and
the Chief Justices of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The award is
to be given not more often than once every two years.