April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

By Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

A revised model of the radical looking for April Raintree, written particularly for college kids in grades nine via 12. via her characterization of 2 younger sisters who're faraway from their relatives, the writer poignantly illustrates the problems that many Aboriginal humans face in holding a good self-identity.

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This schedule resembles the Hilary, Easter,Trinity, of â•›traditional English (and early Canadian) courts, and Michaelmas Terms â•› but the old names were not used in the British Columbia act. The schedule was revised by an amendment to the statute in 1920; this set the four terms in â•›January, March, â•›June, and October, which still left three of the four sittings clustered between October and March. indd 23 03/02/2010 5:14:48 PM CHAPTER 2 Special sittings were always permitted as required in either city.

Hunter’s appointment as chief â•›justice provoked Martin into an extraordinary campaign of disrespect and insubordination that became one of the legends of the BC bar. Martin appears to have been principally at fault, and his general behaviour so irritated the Vancouver bar that in 1908 leading members petitioned Ottawa to have him removed from the bench — something only a joint resolution of Parliament could have achieved. Martin may have characterized the petition to the federal government as an attack by the old Conservative-dominated bar on a new Liberal appointee, for in the end no changes were made.

In an era when judicial appointments were for life, seven died in office, against just three who chose retirement. Their average age on leaving the court, whether by death or retirement, was about seventy-one. Two factors that stand out clearly about these early appeal court judges is the overwhelming importance of political affiliation and the lack of weight given to prior judicial experience in selection for the appeal bench — only two were sitting judges, both at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

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