Thursday, July 30, 2015

Could the hacker group Anonymous take down the upcoming federal election?

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton versus The Donald ..... battle of the coiffures!

Good Day Readers:

It's at times like this you're reminded to never trust politicians and take them with a grain of salt.

There you have Hillary with scandal plagued, womanizing husband Bill in tow criss-crossing the country telling anyone who'll listen they're just common folks like everyone else. Then you read how she "slinked" in the back door of a high end coiffure to get a $600 haircut.

Meanwhile, there's Donald Trump on the hustings insulting all the other presidential candidates. Wonder how much he pays to get his wig hair cut.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk
Hillary Clinton's $600 haircut

By Emily Smith
Sunday, July 28, 2015
Photo: Zuma Press

Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon.

Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday.

A source said, “Staff closed off one side of Bergdorf’s so Hillary could come in privately to get her hair done. An elevator bank was shut down so she could ride up alone, and then she was styled in a private area of the salon. Other customers didn’t get a glimpse. Hillary was later seen with a new feathered hairdo.”

Clinton regularly sees salon owner John Barrett, who charges regular mortals $600 for a cut and blow-dry. Hair color can cost an extra $600.

It is not known how much, or if, Clinton paid for the haircut, and her reps didn’t respond to requests for comment. But Clinton’s attachment to her hairstylists is well documented.

The “Santa” recently referenced in her emails is Santa Nikkels, the proprietor of Santa’s Salon in Chappaqua.

And let’s not forget that her husband, Bill Clinton, was famously caught up in a 1993 controversy known as “Hairgate” when he got a $200 haircut on Air Force One as it was idling for an hour at LAX, shutting down two runways and diverting numerous flights.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"WTF ..... WTF?"

Young people have theirs, now Seniors have their own texting codes:

* ATD - At the Doctor's

* BFF - Best Friends Funeral

* BTW - Bring the Wheelchair

* BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth

* CBM - Covered by Medicare

* CUATSC  - See You at the Senior Center

* DWI - Driving While Incontinent

* FWIW - Forgot Where I Was

* GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

* GHA - Got Heartburn Again

* HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement

* LMDO - Laughing My Dentures Off

* LOL - Living on Lipitor

* OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas

* TOT- Texting on Toilet

* WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?

* WTF - When's The Funeral?

Hope these help. GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!)

Monday, July 27, 2015

A serial rapist by any other name .....

Bill Cosby accusers sit united on New York magazine cover

'Unwelcome sisterhood' of 35 alleged Bill Cosby sexual victims photographed and interviewed for New York magazine.



As Bill Cosby continues to remain silent his supposed victims are speaking out, 35 women who claimed the actor drugged and or sexually assaulted them are telling their stories.
By David Bateman/Staff Reporter
Monday, July 27, 2015

New York magazine has published an instantly iconic front cover featuring interviews and photographs from 35 women who claim actor and comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them between 1960 and 1996.
The cover also features a vacant chair, intended to represent other women who cannot speak up, either through personal choice or a non-disclosure agreement.
On Twitter, TheEmptyChair hashtag trended globally Monday and the article itself was tweeted tens of thousands of times.
Social media users voiced a mix of emotional admissions that they were victims of sexual assault and/or support for those who had not yet felt comfortable enough to speak publicly of their ordeal.
CEO Elon James White, CEO of independent digital platform This Week in Blackness anonymously published direct messages he received documenting experiences of rape.
In the article, the alleged victims, an “unwelcome sisterhood,” document their attacks in 35 interviews and six audio and video excerpts that the magazine says were all conducted separately.
“I felt like a prisoner,” one of the accusers, Barbara Bowman, told New York magazine. “I felt like I was kidnapped and hiding in plain sight. I could have walked down any street of Manhattan at any time and said, ‘I’m being raped and drugged by Bill Cosby,’ but who the hell would have believed me? Nobody, nobody.”
Another accuser, Chelan Lasha, said: “I’m no longer afraid. I feel more powerful than him.”
Cover of New York magazine showing the women accusing comedian Bill Cosby.

After the article was published, the New York magazine’s website went down for several hours. It was not clear if the crash was a result of a substantial increase in web traffic, or a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. One hacker claimed to be responsible, but The Star could not verify if that was true. A tweet from the media outlet said: “Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the issue, and working on a fix.”
The project, which the magazine says was “six months in the making,” follows years of sexual assault accusations and months of increased media and public scrutiny of the veteran performer and star of The Cosby Show.
Stand-up tour dates were cancelled at the end of 2014 following public outcry over the increasing number of accusations, some from well-known public figures. Despite protests outside the venues, several Cosby gigs in Ontario went ahead in January.
The Associated Press recently fought to publish documents related to a 2005 court hearing, in which Cosby admitted obtaining the sedative drug Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women prior to sexual intercourse.
His lawyers defended the actions, arguing in a letter that he “admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s.”
Cosby’s wife, Camille, has stood by her husband publicly.
Hear Janice Dickinson tell her story about Bill Cosby on our @instagram: http://nym.ag/1U2pckq  

Oy vey, here come the creative little buggers!

Dear CyberSmokeBlog:

https://youtu.bc/FI--wFfiPrA

This is one more thing to be afraid of.

On the plus side it's nice to see the creativity of the younger generation.

Anonymous



Dear Anonymous:

Thank you for this. It's getting scary what will the little creative buggers think of next? Drones that come with explosive packages or biological weapons? Oy vey!

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Thank you very much now please eff off!

'Dream come true': Ex-Waterloo Regional Police officer mockingly thanks force for paid suspension

By Victor Ferriera
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A former Waterloo police officer who was suspended with pay for three years sent an email to police mocking them for paying him while he golfed, travelled and took a course that would allow him to pursue a career as a firefighter.

Craig Markham, 37, sent the email on March 27, 2015 and thanked the Waterloo Regional Police Service for a “nice gift.”

“I was able to sit home, take courses, travel, and play lots of golf and get paid a first class pay check, receive full benefits, and a full pension for the last three years,” Markham wrote in the email.

Waterloo Region Police Chief Bryan Larkin released the email at a police services board meeting last week and called Markham’s situation an abuse of the system.
Craig Markham wrote an email to Waterloo Police thanking them for paying him while he was suspended. (Waterloo Regional Police Services)

Markham closes the email by saying he’s “down south until the end of April playing golf and hanging out on the beach using some of that WRPS sick bank payout.”

He also thanked Waterloo police for having “opened up other doors” and paying him to “sit back and watch.”

Markham, who worked for 11 years as an officer, pleaded guilty to breach of trust and was given a conditional discharge in October 2012.

I was able to sit home, take courses, travel, and play lots of golf and get paid a first class pay check, receive full benefits and a full pension for the past three years

While working at the front desk in 2011, an acquaintance texted him to say her boyfriend was in custody. Markham pulled up the man’s file and spoke to him in his holding cell. The man was suspected to have ties with the Hells Angels, though they were never proven.

Markham then copied confidential information into an email and sent it to another acquaintance.

Police suspended Markham with pay in February 2012 and he amassed nearly $350,000 in salary. Markham, a former constable, was forced to resign after a formal hearing in 2014. He appealed the process and continued to receive his salary until the case was dismissed by a civilian commission. Markham quit on February 18 of this year.

I am down south until the end of April playing golf and hanging out on the beach using some of that WRPS sick bank payout until I start my new career May 1st

Ontario is the only province where officers who are facing charges still receive their pay.

Larkin said the email will be sent to politicians in an effort to gain traction to have the policy changed.

Pam Machado, a counsel for the York Regional Police Association, represented Markham through 2014. Machado wrote in an emailed statement that suspension with pay exists to ensure the presumption of innocence. She said 97 per cent of complaints against officers in Ontario are later dismissed as unsubstantiated.

Machado said the debate shouldn’t be focused around cost as “there is nothing preventing police services from keeping the officers at work and in use (administratively).

Suspending officers without pay, Machado said, “will only lead to an increase in the already grim reality that first responders are faced with.”

“At the end of the day, this debate should not center around one email that was clearly sent in a moment of frustration,” Machado said. “The debate is about how best to support our officers who have been “damaged” by their experiences on the job.”

Why you should never .... off a cat!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

You want be loser ..... eh?


Two lawyers in your pocket at the same time!

Good Day Readers:

Ever wonder when a Winnipeg police officer pulls someone over for a "routine" traffic stop whether that individual is being carded without their knowledge? Oh for sure when they tell the driver to stay in their car for officer safety is there possibly another reason? Besides running the driver's licence and proof of registration through their on board computer, does it also have another program that cards you by recording the time of day, reason for stop, location and names of any passengers in the vehicle?

You're "good to go" but have been carded and don't even know it.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk
Lawyer-in-your-pocket app helps during carding

Legalswipe has become so popular since its launch last week, its servers crashed under the demand.

Marco Chown Oved/Star Staff Reporter
Thursday, July 2, 2015


A new smartphone app created by Christien Levien, Legalswipe, seeks to educate people about their rights before and during encounters with police. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star)

For aspiring lawyer Christien Levien, police carding isn’t an abstract legal battle; as a racialized person of Caribbean descent, it’s something he’s had to deal with his whole life.
So instead of selling his services as a criminal defence lawyer, he’s giving them away free in the form of a smartphone app that informs people of their rights during an encounter with police.
“I’ve experienced being walked up to by cops, being questioned for no reason,” said the Brampton native. “I’m definitely not the first, it happens all the time.”
When Levien graduated from the University of Ottawa’s law school last year, he decided to combine his legal education and understanding of technology to create an app that acts like a legal adviser in your pocket.
“I think officers take advantage of people’s ignorance,” he said. “It would have assisted me many times in being confident and stating what my rights were.”
Last week, Legalswipe was released for both iPhone and Android. Drawing from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s “know your rights” handbook, the app guides people through police encounters with taps and swipes.
Depending on whether the police officer is asking for your ID, wanting to search you or simply making conversation, the app refers to specific laws and sections of the Charter and suggests exact wording for responses.
A screenshot from Legalswipe app.

The app also offers video-recording and emergency-message functions that can be sent to selected contacts when activated.

It’s designed to be fast and simple, so that it can be used in real time during a police encounter, but Levien says the app’s real value comes before any tense situation.
“This is a primarily tool for legal education. I hope that people are educating themselves prior to any given interaction, so they know what their rights are,” Levien said. “But I do believe that during an interaction, it is possible to tell an officer: ‘This is being recorded, so I expect that my rights will be respected.’ ”
Unlike similar apps, such as CopWatch, which films interactions with police and automatically uploads the video to YouTube, Legalswipe’s video function sends the video to the user’s own Dropbox account and will email select emergency contacts when that happens, “so you can chose to share it or not,” he said.
Officially, the police are for the use of this app, saying anything that informs people of their rights is a good thing.
“It’s not going to change the way we operate,” said Toronto Police Services spokesperson Constable Victor Kwong. “We’re doing the same thing right back.”
Cameras in squad-car interiors and on their dash boards have been in place for years, and a recent pilot project has 100 officers wearing body cameras around the city.
People, however, should use their judgment when employing the app, especially in “fluid” situations, Kwong said. “If we’re investigating a gun call, this would not be an opportune time to pull out a phone,” he said.
The app has been endorsed by former Queen’s Park speaker Alvin Curling and activist/journalist Desmond Cole, who had long fought for an end to carding.
After launching last week, Legalswipe received lots of attention from across Canada and the United States and has started trending on the Apple App Store. Its servers have become overwhelmed by the unexpected volume of downloads, prompting Levien to launch a crowdfunding campaign to get them up again and at some point expand the app to include other languages and maybe other fields, such as employment or tenant law.
Correction – July 3, 2015: This article was edited from a previous version that misspelled Christien Levien’s surname.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Right out of Michael Moore's playbook!



Good Day Readers:

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! This is something you would have expected from American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Instead it was a British comedian. It's surprising greedy, creepy FIFA President Sepp Blatter wasn't on his hands and knees scrambling to scoop up the money.

With an as yet undeclared federal election underway here in Canada we need one of these. Imagine this scene. Stephen Harper, along with some of his senior cabinet ministers (that is, those who haven't yet jumped ship), are holding a press conference (in, of course, a controlled environment) extolling the virtues of the Conservative Party for accountability, transparency and openness when someone suddenly jumps in front of the cameras to shower them with money!

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

"On your mark ... get set ... go!" The Harper government's patronage race is on!

"All aboard the Stephen Harper gravy train!" 
The Gargoyle - Tories unleash torrent of patronage

Glen McGregor
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

At least two failed Conservative candidates number among those receiving government jobs.

On June 18 and 19, cabinet approved the long list of appointees to bodies such as the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National Capital Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

It also made 40 judicial appointments, elevating some sitting judges and adding new names to the bench at various levels of courts. Among them was Winnipeg lawyer Regan Thatcher, the son of former Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Colin Thatcher, who was convicted of killing his wife in 1983.

Gary Meschinshnick, the president of the conservative Saskatchewan Party, was named to the Queen’s Bench in the province.

Denise Ghanam, who ran and lost for the federal Tories against New Democrat Joe Comartin in 2008, was named to the Windsor, Ontario port authority.

Troy DeSouza, a Victoria lawyer who thrice ran unsuccessfully for the Conservatives, in 2006, 2008 and 2011, was named a part-time member of the Military Police Complaints Commission.

A former colleague of Finance Minister Joe Oliver, investment banker Michael Mackasey, was named chairman of the Canada Development Investment Corporation.

Former British Columbia cabinet minister, Olga Ilich, a member of the B.C. Liberal Party, was named chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission.

The blizzard of appointments will, no doubt, have some recalling the preamble to the 1984 election campaign, when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau approved a similar orgy of patronage of mostly Liberal supporters.

Left to pick up the mess after Trudeau resigned, Prime Minister John Turner claimed during the televised leaders debate that he had no option when he sat at the cabinet table when the appointments rubber stamped.

Brian Mulroney shot back, “You had an option, sir. You could have said, ‘I am not going to do it. This is wrong for Canada, ‘” scoring a decisive blow in the debate.

The list of recent appointments include five new members added to the National Capital Commission board shortly before a key meeting on the contentious memorial to the Victims of Communism, planned for a space near the Supreme Court of Canada.

Cabinet also made eight appointments to the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel, an obscure body that rules on the amount of money the federal government pays municipal governments in place of property taxes for government buildings.

The appointments made by cabinet on June 18 and 19:
  • Appointment of JOHANNE BÉLISLE of Montréal, Quebec, to be Commissioner of Patents, to hold office during pleasure for a term of five years; and appointment of JOHANNE BÉLISLE to be Registrar of Trade-marks, to hold office during pleasure for a term of five years, effective September 8, 2015.
  • Appointment of DAVID KRITTERDLIK of Whale Cove, Nunavut, to be a member of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of four years.
  • Appointment of MICHAEL NEYELLE of Deline, Northwest Territories, to be chairperson of the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of LEONARD KENNY of Deline, Northwest Territories, to be a member of the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of JEFF WALKER of Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, to be a member of the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of Janet E. King of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, to hold office during pleasure for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of JEAN-ROBERT BERNIER of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of TODD J. MCCARTHY of Whitby, Ontario, to be a director of the Board of Management of the Canada Revenue Agency, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of PAUL ROBERT YOUNG of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be a member of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of NORMAN MAY, Q.C., of Toronto, Ontario, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of MARIE-LINDA LORD of Dieppe, New Brunswick, to be a member of Telefilm Canada to hold office during pleasure for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE YVES de MONTIGNY, to be a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court.
  • Appointment of the MARIE-JOSÉE HOGUE, to be a Puisne Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Montréal or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE ROBIN B. CAMP, to be a Judge of the Federal Court, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Employment and Social Development of VICTOR BRUNETTE of Gatineau, Quebec, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of Richard Paul Jennings.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Employment and Social Development of BRIAN COBURN of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of Jacquelin Holzman.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Employment and Social Development of LISA MACDONALD of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of Jason Michael Sordi, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Employment and Social Development of BASIL STEWART of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years.
  • Appointment of JUDE PIERRE SAMSON of Montréal, Quebec, to be a full-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for the Income Security Section, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of two years, effective August 10, 2015.
  • Appointment of JAIME LYNNE MELLOTT of Pender Island, British Columbia, to be a full-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for the Income Security Section, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of two years, effective July 6, 2015.
  • Appointment of TERESA JANINA MAZIARZ of Heidelberg, Ontario, to be a part-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for the Income Security Section, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of two years.
  • Appointment of MARGARET GAILY of Vancouver, British Columbia, to be a part-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for the Income Security Section, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of two years.
  • Appointment of JATINDER BHULLAR of Mississauga, Ontario, to be a part-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for the Income Security Section, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of two years.
  • Appointment of URIEL ROSENTHAL of Rotterdam, Netherlands, to be a Governor of the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of SHAINOOR KHOJA of Vancouver, British Columbia, to be a Canadian Governor of the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans of KRISTA L. BORYSKAVICH of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of MICHAEL MACKASEY of Mississauga, Ontario, to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Finance of SANDRA ROSCH of Toronto, Ontario, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Canada Development Investment Corporation to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of Mary Beth Montcalm, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Finance of JENNIFER REYNOLDS of Toronto, Ontario, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Canada Development Investment Corporation to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of John Hillyard, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Finance of WILLIAM C. ROSS of Toronto, Ontario, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Employment and Social Development of CAROL LOUGHREY, O.C., of Fredericton, New Brunswick, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years, in the place of Eric D. MacKenzie, effective July 1, 2015.
  • Appointment of SUZANNE ALARY of Montréal, Quebec, to be a full-time member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Montréal Regional Office), to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years, effective September 8, 2015.
  • Approval of the appointment by the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada of DOMINIQUE BOUCHARD of Saguenay, Quebec, to be a director of the Board of Directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., to hold office during pleasure for a term of four years.
  • Appointment of PEGGY WAROLIN of Témiscaming, Quebec, to be a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of ALEX G. PANNU of North Vancouver, British Columbia, to be a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of MICHAEL DENHAM of Montréal, Quebec, to be President of the Business Development Bank of Canada to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years, effective August 10, 2015.
  • Appointment of CHRISTIAN LEUPRECHT of Kingston, Ontario, to be a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of OLGA ILICH of Richmond, British Columbia, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission, to hold office during pleasure for a term of five years.
  • Appointment of LYNDA BROWN of North Vancouver, British Columbia, to be a director of the board of directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years, in the place of John Weissenberger.
  • Appointment of PREM P. SINGHMAR of Sherwood Park, Alberta, to be a director of the board of directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of DARLENE BERNARD, O.P.E.I., of Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island, to be a member of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of ANN MARIE MCDONALD, to be a Judge of the Federal Court, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal, effective September 1, 2015.
  • Appointment of ANNALISA S. RASAIAH, of the City of Sault Ste Marie, in the Province of Ontario, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, effective July 7, 2015.
  • Appointment of BABAK BARIN, of the City of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Montréal or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective July 10, 2015.
  • Appointment of BARBARA M. YOUNG, of the City of Kelowna, in the Province of British Columbia, to be a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Appointment of BERNARD TREMBLAY, of the City of Lac-Beauport in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Québec, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Québec or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective June 30, 2015.
  • Appointment of CHANTAL CHATELAIN, of the City of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Montréal or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective June 30, 2015.
  • Appointment of CLAUDE VILLENEUVE, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the districts of Saint-François and Bedford, in the Province of Quebec, with residence at Cowansville or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of DANYE DAIGLE of the City of Victoriaville in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Trois-Rivières, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Trois-Rivières or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of E. SUSAN ELLIOTT, to be a Judge of the Federal Court, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal.
  • Appointment of ELIZABETH C. SHEARD, of the City of Hamilton, in the Province of Ontario, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
  • Appointment of FLORENCE LUCAS, of the City of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Montréal or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of GARY MESCHISHNICK, to be a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan.
  • Appointment of GUY R. SMITH, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, to be a Judge of the Tax Court of Canada.
  • Appointment of J. SCOTT MCLEOD, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, a member of the Family Court and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
  • Appointment of JOHN W. HOPKINS, of the City of Rocky Mountain House, in the Province of Alberta, to be a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and a member ex officio of the Court of Appeal of Alberta.
  • Appointment of OLIVIA BUTTI of Edmonton, Alberta, to be a member of the National Seniors Council, to hold office during pleasure for a term of two years.
  • Appointment of PAMELA L. HEBNER, of the City of Guelph, in the Province of Ontario, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
  • Appointment of PATRICIA SPADAFORA of Oakville, Ontario, to be a member of the National Seniors Council, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of PAUL BYCHOK, to be a Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Nunavut, Judge of the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories, and Judge of the Court of Appeal of Yukon, during his tenure of office as a Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice.
  • Appointment of PIERRE E. ROGER, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
  • Appointment of REGAN THATCHER, of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, to be a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba (Family Division).
  • Appointment of RICHARD A. NEUFELD, of the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, to be a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and a member ex officio of the Court of Appeal of Alberta.
  • Appointment of ROBERT M. GREGAN, of the City of Amherst, in the Province of Nova Scotia, to be a Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division), and a Judge ex officio of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, effective June 19, 2015.
  • Appointment of SILVANA CONTE, of the City of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Montréal or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective July 5, 2015.
  • Appointment of SUZANNE GAGNÉ, of the City of Québec in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Québec, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Québec or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of SYLVAIN PROVENCHER, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the districts of Saint-François and Bedford, in the Province of Quebec, with residence at Cowansville or in the immediate vicinity thereof.
  • Appointment of SYLVIE E. ROUSSEL, to be a Judge of the Federal Court, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal, effective June 20, 2015.
  • Appointment of the ANNE JACOB, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Longueuil, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Longueuil or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective July 20, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE BRADLEY W. MILLER, to be a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE DARYL E. LABACH, to be a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE EVA PETRAS, to be a ssociate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, effective June 30, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE FREDERICA L. SCHUTZ, to be a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Alberta, and a member ex officio of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, effective August 14, 2015; and a Judge of the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Nunavut.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE JACQUES ROBERT FOURNIER, to be Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, effective June 30, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE JANICE LEMAISTRE, to be a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba, and a Judge ex officio of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE JENNIFER ANN PFUETZNER, to be a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba, and a Judge ex officio of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE LAURI ANN FENLON, to be a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia; and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Yukon during her tenure of office as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE MARGARET MCSORLEY, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, a member of the Family Court and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, effective July 6, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE MARIE-JOSÉE BÉDARD, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the Districts of Gatineau, Pontiac and Labelle, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Gatineau or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective June 20, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE MARY J.L. GLEASON, to be a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court.
  • Appointment of HILARY McCORMACK of Ottawa, Ontario, to be full-time Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years, effective October 5, 2015.
  • Appointment of TROY DESOUZA of Victoria, British Columbia, who is not an officer or non-commissioned member of the Canadian Forces, nor an employee of the Department of National Defence, to be a part-time member of the Military Police Complaints Commission to hold office during good behaviour for a term of four years.
  • Appointment of HÉLÈNE GOSSELIN of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a part-time member of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of four years.
  • Appointment of CHANTAL HOMIER-NEHMÉ of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a full-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years, effective September 8, 2015.
  • Appointment of MARIE-CLAIRE PERRAULT of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a full-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of five years, effective July 13, 2015.
  • Appointment of MARK DAVID CHERNIN of Montréal, Quebec, to be a full-time member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Montréal Regional Office), to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years, effective September 8, 2015.
  • Appointment of JOCELYN F. RANCOURT, of the City of Québec, in the Province of Quebec, to be a Puisne Judge of the Superior Court for the district of Québec, in the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Québec or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective June 20, 2015.
  • Appointment of KAYE E. DUNLOP, of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, to be a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba (Family Division).
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE BRIAN W. ABRAMS, to be a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, effective July 6, 2015.
  • Appointment of the HONOURABLE ÉTIENNE PARENT, to be a Puisne Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec, with residence in the territory of Ville de Québec or in the immediate vicinity thereof, effective June 30, 2015.
  • Appointment of DEV A. CHANKASINGH of Edmonton, Alberta, to be a part-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of DEBBIE FISCHER of Toronto, Ontario, to be a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Approval of the appointment by the Minister of Transport of MICHÈLE DESJARDINS of Montréal, Quebec, to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Canada Post Corporation, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of RAFIK SOUCCAR of Ottawa, Ontario, to be a director of the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, to hold office during pleasure for a term of three years.
  • Appointment of DENISE CLAIR GHANAM of Windsor, Ontario, to be a director of the Windsor Port Authority to hold office for a term of two years, in the place of Al Santing, effective June 27, 2015.
  • Appointment of THOMAS ROBERT PORTER of Windsor, Ontario, to be a director of the Windsor Port Authority, to hold office for a term of two years, in the place of Charles S. Pingle, effective July 7, 2015.
  • Appointment of ROBERT PAUL SAVAGE of Hamilton, Ontario, to be a director of the Hamilton Port Authority, to hold office for a term of three years, in the place of Lloyd Allen Root.
  • Appointment of KATHLEEN MARGARET WATTS of Hamilton, Ontario, to be a director of the Hamilton Port Authority, to hold office for a term of three years, in the place of Daniel R. McKinnon.