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on to decide numerous applications related to discipline, from adjournment
and stay applications to the regulatory equivalent of an Anton Pillar order,
often on an urgent basis. In all her roles with the Law Society, Jasmin never
hesitated to speak out when the issues required it but to always ask questions
to ensure that the benefit of others’ perspectives was also brought to
Unaware that her career in private practice was coming to a close, Jasmin
undertook the fellowship course with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Jasmin greatly enjoyed the coursework, but if she had known that in less
than a year she would become a judge, she may have passed on the law
school flashback that is the course’s final exam. On the other hand, drafting
an arbitration award from start to finish in four hours may now seem to be
a luxurious pace compared to a day in Supreme Court chambers.
A continuous thread throughout Jasmin’s journey is the lifelong friends
she has made along the way. Whether from her time in Flin Flon, Montreal
or Victoria, there are many friends from each stop with whom Jasmin
remains in contact. She has always had a knack for being an empathetic listener
and many a friend, and even complete strangers, feel a near compulsion
to confide in her. These listening skills, together with her sound
judgment, analytical skills and common sense, will no doubt serve her well
in her new position.
1. For the uninitiated, in 1915 one of the early prospectors
of what would become known as Flin Flon found
a science fiction novel, The Sunless City, at his camp.
Despite the name, the novel is actually not about
Vancouver in November. Rather, it tells the story of
Professor Josiah Flintabbaty Flonatin and his travels
by submarine of a bottomless lake and a city he discovers
where the streets are paved with gold.
2. According to published reports, Pincher Creek,
Alberta is the hometown of former Chief Justice Beverley
McLachlin and three other former chief justices
of other Canadian courts.
3. A Hapnot High Athletics sweatshirt, slightly torn but
otherwise immune from the ravages of time, has
been known to make an occasional appearance.
4. It would not be in keeping with her current position
to disclose how much of this dancing was limited to
the floors and how much on top of furniture.
5. KBK No 138 Ventures Ltd v Canada Safeway Limited
, 2000 BCCA 295.
6. In truth, the Oreos are in fact an example of Jasmin
going halfway. Blinded by the love of her children,
she replaced the toothpaste with cream cheese,
which by all reports actually makes for a pretty good
combination. Perhaps a better example of not going
halfway are the fake e-mails from teachers she would
read to Kate and Grace expressing concern over the
behaviour and schoolwork of her faultless children.