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less, Jacqueline and James relish in family time together, especially spending
winter weekends in Whistler where the kids now proudly leave their
parents in the dust dashing down every double black diamond run they can
find. The kids clearly inherited their need for speed from their mom.
But what truly sets Jacqueline apart is her ability to gain and maintain
the trust and confidence of those around her. In her legal practice, Jacqueline
worked with a number of exceptional mentors, including Susan Griffin,
Q.C., Karen Horsman, Q.C., David Harris, Q.C., John Hunter, Q.C., Peter
Voith, Q.C. and Michael Stephens—all of whom became judges. The list of
mentees and dedicated former clients is lengthy and equally distinguished.
Jacqueline was sought out by younger lawyers for her willingness to share
advice and guidance. She acknowledges her own privilege and has been
particularly mindful to be supportive to those who might otherwise be overlooked.
Jacqueline’s former colleagues remark that anything she touches,
she makes better. They describe her as tenacious, meticulous and fearless,
but say that those qualities are never misplaced. She laughs through hard
work. She is remonstrative, yet respectful.
Jacqueline will certainly miss the team of colleagues she leaves behind
at the Ministry of Attorney General, but will no doubt find opportunities to
collaborate with members of the bar and bench in her new role. Unquestionably,
Jacqueline will bring her work ethic and tenacity to the bench,
and to the service of all British Columbians.
The Honourable Judge Tamera Golinsky
This biography of Tamera Golinsky, who was
appointed to the Provincial Court in 2020, is written
in Dawson Creek, which is within the Peace River
region and covered by Treaty 8. Before 1789 or so, the
area was wracked by hostility as the Dene (formerly
called Beaver) and Cree competed for the territory.
They negotiated a settlement on the banks of that
river and thereafter treated the river as the boundary between the groups.
In 1792, the explorer Alexander Mackenzie canoed up that river and