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Paul Singh, acting chair of the BC Human Rights Tribunal, has been
appointed as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
for a five-year term.
Commenting in Toronto District School Board v. Ontario Property Assessment
Corp., Region 22, 2004 CanLII 35976 on litigation between government bodies
that “should reasonably and properly be resolved either by agreement
or, failing that, by further clarification of the statutory provisions in issue”,
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice noted: “Especially at a time when all
levels of government are experiencing shortages of funds with which to
carry out their functions, it seems absurd that they should incur further
unproductive costs by engaging in this litigation and, in the process, contribute
further to the public costs of maintaining our civil justice system. It
seems to me, with respect, that a reasonable Martian witnessing this confrontation
could be forgiven if he were to conclude that those responsible
had taken leave of their senses.”
Lui Carvello was recently re-elected to the board of the Planning Institute
of British Columbia and the Yukon.
Jane A. G. Purdie, Q.C.—“On the Front Cover” of the March 2017 Advocate:
(2017) 75 Advocate 177—was reappointed to the Financial Services Tribunal
for a term of five years. Michelle F. Good was reappointed as a member for
a term ending June 11, 2026.
In considering the question of standing in Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation
v. Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (25 July 2007), Nos. 130802,
130803, the majority of the Michigan Supreme Court noted that “all the
water on the planet is connected in some way through the hydrological
cycle. Were the ‘ecosystem nexus’ approach consistent with the operant
doctrine of standing, it would justify the standing of anyone but a Martian
to contest water withdrawals occurring in Michigan. Traditional standing
principles would be obliterated.”
F. Abigail Fulton was reappointed as a member of the board of management
of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors for a term ending
July 8, 2023.
According to Wikipedia’s page on the television series Battlestar Galactica,
“Romo Lampkin is a defense attorney, traveling on one of the civilian ships.
He is called on, at different times, to defend Lee Adama and Gaius Baltar.