Friday, December 20, 2013

"Helicopter Pete" appoints "Gentleman George" to Supreme Court of British Columbia!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

British Columbia Judicial Appointments Announced

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

  • The Honourable George K. Macintosh, a lawyer with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to replace Mr. Justice W.B. Smart, who resigned effective August 31, 2013 (emphasis CyberSmokeBlog's)
  • The Honourable Nigel P. Kent, a lawyer with Clark Wilson LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to replace Mr. Justice R.B.T. Goepel, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal of British Columbia on November 7, 2013
  • The Honourable Jennifer M.I. Duncan, Crown counsel with the Ministry of Justice, Criminal Justice Branch, in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to replace Madam Justice R.J. Dillon, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of October 20, 2012
  • The Honourable Neena Sharma, a lawyer with the Ministry of Justice in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to replace Madam Justice W.G. Baker, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of April 22, 2013
Good Day Readers:

A special thank you to a couple west coast readers for bringing this appointment to CyberSmokeBog's attention.

Aficionados of Douglas Inquiry I will recall Inquiry Counsel "Gentleman" George Macintosh more than anyone was responsible for blowing the collective pantyhose/socks off the boys and girls of the Inquiry. Some would say (especially Sheila "Tank" Block, lead lawyer for Lori Douglas' taxpayer defence team) his cross-examination of Lori Douglas' husband lawyer Jack "Polaroid" King was overly aggressive - CSB prefers beyond masterful.

As a result, Independent Counsel Guy "The Cat" Pratte and helper Kirsten "The Pain" Crain resigned. Sheila Block proceeded to file a raft of judicial review motions in the Federal Court of Canada ultimately resulting in the Inquiry Committee resigning en masse.

If Douglas Inquiry II ever reconvenes for it's second season there will be a new "cast of characters." CyberSmokeBlog wishes Mr. Macintosh the best in his new appointment and is confident he will abide by the Canadian Judicial Council's ethical code of conduct for federally appointed Justices.

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk

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