Thursday, October 25, 2012

The 37th anniversary and 2012 Annual Dinner Awards of The Urban Alliance on Race Relations

By Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A., LL.B., L.E.C.
Lawyer & Notary Public (Ontario, Canada)
Attorney-at-Law (Republic of Guyana, Island of Trinidad)
 
Posted below are a partial recording of the presentations of the President of the UARR and also the keynote speaker at the event:
 
Speech by Gary A. Pieters, B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed., President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
 
Speech by Gerry McNeilly, Office of the Independent Police Review Director
 
The Late Charles C. Roach, Barrister and Solicitor was honoured with an award that was posthumously given to his surviving spouse, June Thorne-Roach.
 
 
The event was well attended by numerous members of the legal profession including Vice-Chairs and members of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario; Barbara Hall of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Ian Scott of the Special Investigations Unit; Fiona Crean, Ombudsperson for the City of Toronto.
 
Professors from U of T, UOIT, Osgoode and Guelp University were also in the audience.

 
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Monday, October 08, 2012

Images from the Commission of Inquiry into the July 18, 2012 shooting at the Wismar/McKenzie Bridge in Linden, Guyana

By Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A., LL.B., L.E.C.
Lawyer & Notary Public (Ontario, Canada)
Attorney-at-Law (Republic of Guyana, Island of Trinidad)
 
These are some of the images from the Commission of Inquiry Into Events in Linden on July 18, 2012
with Nigel Hughes

with Aubrey Norton, Winston Felix and Joseph Harmon

with K. D. Knight, Q.C. and Justice Lensley Wolfe

with Keith Desmond Knight, Q.C. and
Justice Lensley Wolfe

 with K. D. Knight, Q.C. and Justice Lensley Wolfe


With Winston Felix

Winston Felix

Shonette Adams
 
 
ASP Patrick Todd
 
Enrico Wolford





Meeting with Sharma Solomon


Senior Superintendent Clifton and Ronald Burch-Smith

Omeyana Hamilton, Nigel Hughes
Assistant Superintendent Patrick Todd being cross-examined
by Selwyn Pieters

Assistant Superintendent Patrick Todd being cross-examined
by Selwyn Pieters


Clifton Hicken on July 19, 2012







Thursday, October 04, 2012

Today Davies Bagambiire is before regulatory body, Law Society of Upper Canada, responding to allegations of mortgage fraud: See Application http://www.lsuc.on.ca/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147488178 [The Notice alleged that he "participated in or knowingly assisted in dishonest or fraudulent conduct by his vendor and purchaser clients, or associated persons, to obtain mortgage funds under false pretences in connection with the purchase, sale and mortgage transactions [in respect of 5 properties]".

Davies Bagambiire attempt to have these regulatory proceedings stayed on the basis of delay failed: Law Society of Upper Canada v. Davies Bagambiire, 2012 ONLSHP 122 (CanLII): "In his affidavit the Lawyer states that the delay in the proceedings has had a negative impact on his practice, caused by the time required to locate and produce files for the Law Society, the insecurity and uncertainty of being under investigation and eight years of disadvantage in attempts to expand his practice as he was unable to hire prospective employees due to the stigma of the Law Society investigation."

For his past misconduct history see,
Law Society of Upper Canada v. Davies Bagambiire, 2011 ONLSHP 69 (He was ordered to serve a one-month suspension, to commence 24 December 2010. He was ordered to refund to client TF the $5,000 retainer, by the end of June 2011); Law Society of Upper Canada v. Davies Bagambiire, 2008 ONLSHP 70 (The Lawyer is suspended for two months, commencing March 1, 2008. Upon return to practice, the Lawyer shall be supervised for a period of two years) and See also, Re Bagambiire Formal Hearing Panel Decision, N.S.B.S. 43, November 15, 1990