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 Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

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August 27th, Edgar Schmidt
Worlds in Collision - Statutory Obligations vs Administrative Direction

In January last year the Globe and Mail started an article:

"Legal experts say it's time for MPs and ministers to start having a much more public debate about whether new bills violate the Charter, in light of revelations from a senior Justice Canada lawyer.
The opaque world of the Department of Justice was laid bare in open court this week as senior lawyer Edgar Schmidt, 60, said he and his colleagues have been receiving 'illegal' instructions from superiors for years."

We will have the opportunity to hear at first hand Edgar's account of the problem that drove him to challenge his Department in the Federal Court.

September 24th, Jim Bruce
The State of the Great Lakes

Jim Bruce served on several Boards of the International Joint Commission and for eight years as an Assistant Deputy Minister at Environment Canada. From 1986-89, he was Director of Technical Cooperation and Acting Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization. He assisted in the establishment of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Jim was also, for a long time, a resident of Alta Vista. Interest in his talk is keen as he is exceptionally equipped to up-date us on change in the weather patterns and water quality of the Great Lakes and our local environment.



We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

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