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VOL. 79 PART 4 JULY 2021
with a B.C. decision of Harry Boyle,
then P.C.J., that held that it was
not. British Columbia joined in my
challenge and, happily for me,
assigned Joe to it. In the B.C.
Supreme Court, I sat beside him,
mouth agape, listening to his brilliant
submissions. The challenge
was successful and was upheld by
the Court of Appeal. Notwithstanding
two conflicting appellate decisions,
the federal government did
not seek an appeal to the Supreme
Court of Canada. Mine was not by
any means as consequential generally
to society as many of Joe’s
other cases, but it was my privilege
to meet him and to work with him
James Vanstone, Q.C.
Re: “Legal Anecdotes and Miscellanea
– The Canada-U.S. Border
at Point Roberts” by
Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C.
(2020) 78 Advocate 937
I liked the article about Point
Roberts and forwarded the link to a
friend who lives there.
There are numerous geopolitical
anomalies of this kind around the
world, perhaps the most famous of
which is Guantanamo in Cuba.
Here is a photo of Monument 83
and the border swathe. It is at the
northern terminus of the Pacific
Crest Trail at Manning Park.
I believe Monument 83 has now
been replaced with the standard
concrete version. I go there once or
twice in most summers to meet
hikers who are finishing and bring
them into the city.
While in engineering school, my
father had summer jobs helping
survey the Saskatchewan/Alberta
boundary, which, like the Saskatchewan/
Manitoba border, is a
rather long straight line.
Anders I. Ourom