Dalhousie Law Journal


legal profession, commission of inquiry, media, accessibility, fame


Of all the love affairs with which the people of this world have been blessed or afflicted, that between public inquiries and the media is certainly one of the strangest. I have been in and about the law for over 40 years and in that time I say immodestly I have pleaded, what to me were, some very interesting cases and I have in the last 14 years had occasion to sit in judgment on some, not only interesting but, perhaps important cases. But I know perfectly well that when the time comes to take my departure, if I am mentioned at all in the obituary columns, it will be only for the period spent investigating some overdosages of digoxin at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with perhaps a line about playing with derailed trains in Mississauga.