(May 23, 2002, Gazette)
can a person trust his lawyer when he discovers that his lawyer is under
a legal threat that he must report on his clients suspicious transactions?
What theyre saying is you must spy on your clients to the state.
And if you dont, youre subject to tremendous fines and imprisonment
government is trying to do is force us to report clients acting suspiciously;
things that are suspicious are things not even proven. Its abhorrent.
And, frankly, I dont know how this ever got through Parliament."
John Crosbie (BA 53 LLD 99)
in support of an initiative by Canadian law societies to appeal to the
Supreme Court an Act of Parliament, which imposes severe penalties on
lawyers who fail to report suspicious activity of their
clientssuch as the cash purchase of real estate. Quoted from the
not sure that it was ever intended that they would take on provincial
the legislation makes very clear what their responsibilities
are under the act, and it certainly spells out that theyre school
Education Minister Judy Foote (former director of University
Relations for Memorial) commenting on the intention of the school council
federation to lobby the provincial government for more funding to deal
with what they see as a lack of resources. Reported in the Telegram.
of the girls talks about her grandfathers experience in the Second
World War ... Another boy told us about his grandfather who put rocks
in his pocket so he could (meet the weight requirements to) enlist. Were
actually incorporating this oral tradition."
Rosemary Webb (BA (Ed) 75 M.Ed. 79
) a grade five teacher at St. Peters Elementary in Mount Pearl,
describing content from a 30-minute video exploring Newfoundland history
which her students are researching, writing and performing as part of
the Arts Smarts Program funded by the J. W. McConnell Foundation and
administered through the Arts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
(FPI is) basically saying is that theyd give us the commitment (that)
the quotas were staying here. Were looking for something that might
be a little bit more legal and binding than just a letter saying quotas
wont leave the province."
Provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Reid (BA
78, MA 81, B.Ed. 82) responding in the House of Assembly
to questions from NDP leader Jack Harris on why the government has not
yet obtained a guarantee from FPI that fish harvested in the province
would be processed here. Reported in the Telegram.
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