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VOL. 79 PART 3 MAY 2021
Bill Ferguson was born in Coal Creek, just outside of Fernie, B.C., and graduated
from UBC Law in 1970. He describes the period of 1967–1970 as
a period of “free thinking”. He was part of one of the teams that tied for
second in the 2006 New Westminster/Fraser Valley Bar Associations’ golf
Greg Gowe is a former Vancouver-based employment lawyer who was
recently diagnosed with ALS. Forced to resign from the law due to his condition,
Greg is now an Executive Committee member of ALS Action Canada,
which advocates for improved access to therapies in the fight against the
disease. Greg is married with two children. Greg has asked that British
Columbians donate any portion of ICBC rebates to the fight against ALS.
Jacqueline Hughes, Q.C., is senior legal counsel with the Ministry of Attorney
General’s Constitutional and Administrative Law Group. Jacqueline
practises predominantly constitutional and civil litigation and defends
Charter claims and a variety of administrative, public law and human rights
David A. Paul, Q.C., is an experienced litigator and mediator based in Kamloops,
where he practises in the areas of family law, criminal law and personal
injury. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003.
Kenneth Wm. Thornicroft is a professor of law and employment relations
at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. He has
received numerous teaching awards and obtained his law degree from UBC
and his Ph.D. in labour and human resource policy/employment law from
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.