Brenda Craig|Feb 15, 2011
Wally Oppal, a former judge and attorney general of British Columbia will be the next chancellor of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C.
Born in Vancouver and raised on Vancouver Island, Oppal is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Law School. He worked in private practice before being appointed to County Court of British Columbia in 1981 and to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1985. In 2005, Oppal was elected as the Liberal MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview.
A well-known advocate for justice, he is also the author of “Closing the gap: Policing and the community,” the report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia.
Andi Balla|Feb 15, 2011
The federal and provincial governments with the power to block the London Stock Exchange Group plc. and TMX Group Inc. merger say they will review the $7 billion merger, a move that could delay the deal’s closing by months.
Ottawa officially confirmed yesterday it will filter the deal through the Investment Canada Act, which means the two companies need to prove the deal is of “net benefit” to Canada.
“This transaction is in fact subject to review under the Investment Canada Act,” Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement told reporters in a news conference yesterday.