Possibility of the Sussexes moving to B.C. has supplanted the big legal news, says Tony Wilson
Hey, Wexiteers, says Tony Wilson, the border starts at Banff!
Arguably, the best television series of the past 20 years isn't about dragons, New Jersey gangsters (and their psychiatrists) or high school science teachers in the meth business. It's about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.
Under Section 7.2(3) of the B.C. Code of Professional Conduct, a lawyer is prohibited from using any device to record a conversation between the lawyer and a client or another lawyer even if lawful, without first informing the other person of the intention to do so. The language is virtually identical for lawyers in Ontario and other provinces and a breach of this rule is a breach of a lawyer’s ethical duties and could conceivably lead to a fine, or in very extreme cases, suspension or disbarment.
A childhood disease that was virtually eradicated in much of the world has made a comeback in B.C. The disease is measles, and complications include pneumonia, deafness, seizures, brain damage and death.
It’s more important than ever for lawyers to enter the online fray when someone has their facts wrong.
The weather has given me cause for thanks during the six-week interregnum between Canadian and American Thanksgivings.
For anyone living in British Columbia and Alberta over the past nine months, it's clear that the civil war between the two provinces over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline had to be resolved.
First off, John, neither the B.C. government nor any municipal government has the right to delay the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. That pipeline expansion has been approved by the federal government. Moreover, B.C. does not have the right to determine what sort of petroleum product is shipped in the existing Kinder Morgan pipeline. Your action to delay the Trans Mountain construction is unconstitutional.
Everyone in B.C. would agree that The Big News this December was the final approval to keep building the Site C Hydroelectric Dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John.