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The Richmond News January 20, 2012 A31

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Wong flies home to welcome dragon BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

mhopkins@richmond-news.com

Alice Wong, MP for Richmond, flies home from Ottawa today (Friday) to ring in the Chinese New Year; the year of the dragon (Jan. 23 to Feb. 9). “I’ll be coming home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with friends and family on Saturday night,” she said. “We call it the Lunar New Year because that’s what our Korean and Vietnamese friends call it.” Wong and her husband will head over to one of their friend’s home for a potluck dinner. On Sunday, they attend the countdown to the year of the dragon at Aberdeen Centre, before heading to Vancouver’s Chinatown to take part in the New Year parade. “I will also attend a number of eyes dotting ceremonies at malls across Richmond, where I will hand out the red envelopes,” Wong said. Because of her duties as a Member of Parliament, she said there is no time to cook or bake this year. “I’ll leave that up to my friends this year,” Wong added.

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MP Alice Wong will be home to celebrate Chinese New Year Jan. 23.

Last week, reasons for judgment were released in a Committeeship case, called Re: Carl Pepe. The Public Guardian & Trustee (PGT) applied for an Order that it be appointed Committee over the patient’s financial affairs. The application was opposed by the patient’s wife and one of his sons. The patient (now 96 years of age) and his wife, long married, have four children, three of whom did not want their brother and mother as Committees, and so had requested the intervention of the PGT. It was evident that the family were in considerable conflict. The Court had to decide whether the patient was incapable, and then whether the PGT, or the wife and son ought to be Committee. In a well, carefully reasoned judgment, the Court decided to appoint the PGT as Committee. It was clear from medical evidence that the patient was incapacitated. In addition, the wife and son both were in poor health, and both were in some degree of conflict in a financial sense, as they stood to benefit from the patient’s estate.

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Richmond News January 20 2012  

Richmond News January 20 2012

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