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“Cephalopod” means “head-footed”. Creatures like the squid, octopus and
nautilus are so categorized because their feet/arms surround their heads.
In a case decided during the throes of World War II, the Ontario Superior
Court noted in passing that the corporation known as “I.G. Farben” (one of
the defendants) was difficult to regard dispassionately given “the nefarious
effect it has had in connection with the present conflict. It has been likened
to an octopus with its tentacles spread out not only to all European countries,
but also into the United States and other parts of the western hemisphere….
What part it has played in the war, and in fact in causing the war,
can be left to one’s imagination”: The Bayer Company Limited v. Farbenfabriken
vorm Fried. Bayer and Co., 1944 O.R. 305.
The Supreme Court of Canada was recently granted new heraldic emblems
from the Chief Herald of Canada. This was done when the Governor General
of Canada exercised the armorial prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen
to grant and assign to the Supreme Court of Canada the new emblems. The
new flag is described as “Gules on a Canadian pale Argent a lozenge lozengy
Gules and Argent charged with maple leaves alternately Or and Gules”. The
new badges are “a plate charged with two pallets Gules, overall a lozenge
lozengy Gules and Argent charged with maple leaves alternately Or and
Gules, all within an annulus Argent edged Or inscribed LA COUR
SUPRÊME • THE SUPREME COURT and CANADA in letters Sable,
ensigned by the Royal Crown Or jewelled and its cap Gules lined Ermine
and environed by a laurel wreath Or fructed Gules”. The new monogram is
“composed of the letters S and C Gules fimbriated and within an annulus Or
charged with a laurel wreath Vert fructed Gules”. The motto is to be: “Justitia
et Veritas”, meaning “Justice and truth”.
For those not au fait with heraldic terminology, a “lozenge” is not a small,
often sweetened candy but a figure with four equal sides and two acute and
two obtuse angles. An “annulus” is a ring-shaped object, structure or region.
A “frimbriated” item is one having a narrow border, typically of a specified
tincture, while the adjective “fructed” means a representation as bearing
fruit, seeds or the like.
John E. Chesko, Tamara P. Henderson, Brandon M.W. Mewhort, Mona
M. Muker, Ryan S. Goldvine and Jonathan M. Chapnick were all
appointed as members of the Employment Standards Tribunal for two-year
terms ending February 16, 2023.