794 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2020
Uslar & Rai Buchhandlung, in Berlin, bills itself as having a focus on young
German and international literature and as a place to meet and enjoy literary
events for inspiration, controversy, friendship and wine.
INK@84 Virtual Bookshop. Its aim is to recreate the browsing experience of
a real bookshop with easy online ordering and postal delivery.
According to phrases.org.uk, the phrase “the law is an ass” stems from a
1654 play called Revenge for Honour but was popularized by Charles Dickens
in Oliver Twist: “When Mr. Bumble, the unhappy spouse of a domineering
wife, is told in court that ‘... the law supposes that your wife acts under your
direction’, he replies: ‘If the law supposes that,’ said Mr. Bumble, squeezing
his hat emphatically in both hands, ‘the law is a ass – a idiot’.”
Catherine R. McCreary and James P. Carwana were both appointed as
members of the Financial Services Tribunal for terms ending June 30, 2022.
September 30, 2020 has been proclaimed Orange Shirt Day in B.C., a day to
honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools
in Canada. We would do well to honour this day.
L. Michael Walker was appointed as a member of the Real Estate Council
of British Columbia for a term ending October 31, 2021.
It had to happen. The Guardian recently reported that a Torrelavega municipal
councillor in Spain had tendered his resignation following an online
council meeting. The unfortunate Mr. Bustillo mistakenly left his video on
while attempting to multi-task by showering while listening to the online
meeting. Sadly, the sound of running shower water drowned out the constant
ringing of his mobile phone as his frantic colleagues tried to warn him
that the camera was still rolling.
Jaspreet (Jessie) Kaur Sunner and James P. Carwana were both appointed
as members of the Surrey Police Board for terms ending June 30, 2021 and
December 31, 2021, respectively.
In R. v. Machovkov, 2005 ONCJ 429, the court asked: “If someone testifies
that he saw an elephant and that he knew it was an elephant because of the
enormous size of the animal, its big floppy ears and its huge trunk, but says
nothing about its ivory tusks, can a court disregard his evidence and say
that he saw some animal other than an elephant in the absence of contradictory
evidence? I don’t think so.”