Misc News of Interest

It’s been a busy year and the next year (2015) looks even busier…change is on the horizon. Here are a few of the articles I noticed that were of interest but no time to blog about each one. Have a look, you’ll find much of use and interest.

All the best to you for 2015.

Defamation: Libel and Slander – BC Law Society

Burnaby Mountain Showdown RCMP and Kinder Morgen vs Environmentalists

American Society of Notaries – Notarial certificate purpose and requirement (bottom article)

A truthfully completed notarial certificate, signed and sealed by the notary, is the culmination of a procedure designed to bring a level of certainty and trust to document transactions. Always complete your notarial certificate meticulously and truthfully!

Supreme Court of Canada to decide if a lawyer subject to enforcement proceedings can claim solicitor-client privilege

BC Law Society – Risk Management Booklet pdf

Require “Officials” to Identify Themselves – real party of interest

Lawyers and Judges NOT Operating in Their Legal Name

find out the legal name on the Law Society Roll and it is usually NOT the name they sign court documents in


  • “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”  Miller v. US, 230 F 486, at 489.
  • “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of constitutional rights.” Sherer v. Cullen, 481 F 946. 
  • “Men of common intelligence cannot be required to guess at the meaning of penal enactment.” [Winters v People of State of New York, 333 U.S. 507; 68 S. Ct. 665 (1948)]
  • Title 27, 72.11 All Crimes are Commercial—The Federal Tax Lien Act of  1966 also backs this up…… the Entire monetary systems were placed under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The UCC is the code that regulates all negotiable instruments.The Legislative History of the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966, P.L. 89-719, explains that the entire taxing and monetary systems were placed under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The UCC is the code that regulates all negotiable instruments.Uniform Commercial Code at 1-103.6, which says:
    The U.C.C. doesn’t acknowledge the sovereignty of the people or the Bill of Rights. It only deals with paper. U.C.C. §1-103.6 is your “recourse” from the U.C.C. into the Common Law and the Bill of Rights. It states that the Code (U.C.C.) must be in harmony with the Common Law, as follows:
    The Code is complimentary to the Common Law, which remains in force , except where displaced by the code. A statute should be construed in harmony with the Common Law, unless there is a clear legislative intent to abrogate the Common Law

‘Blackballed’ Mountie says colleagues interfered

  • Sgt. Peter Merrifield, a 17-year veteran of the RCMP, has been unspooling a saga of alleged harassment and ostracism he believes was intended to drive him out of Canada’s iconic police force…..His commanders launched a series of code-of-conduct investigations against him over the next two years and Merrifield—whose performance evaluations spoke of an excellent (if outspoken) Mountie—says he was left feeling “blackballed,” isolated and devastated. In 2011, he went on sick leave for more than a year….”none was more troubling than his allegation that two fellow officers approached one of his confidential informants in the middle of an investigation to discourage the man from working with Merrifield.” GREAT COMMENT – “That’s priceless! On one hand the RCMP rates this informant as trustworthy when it involves putting other people in jail, but when it involves the informant explaining what these two Mounties did, he is no longer considered credible”  ‘PDF of Article

Alderman sues Mayor and Clerk for access to City Records

Diagnostic Democracy Dialogue Do the people rule in your community?

  • Are the governors accountable to the governed? Do you need to build more democracy? A well-informed citizenry needs to be able to ask and answer some preliminary questions. A democratic community needs to have answers that satisfy the residents.  PDF diagnostic democracy dialogue

EVEN IN CHINA Make Your Complaint? Parents of wrongfully executed teen in China to get $330,000

Edwin and Elise Britton battle Canada Revenue Agency over $18K tax bill

Veterans Seeking Fair Treatment and Respect Equitas  court filings here

Preliminary Inquiry:  Jurisdictional Error