Pereira to Chair Seminar on Insurance Negotiation

Jennifer Pereira will chair the ARC Group’s 2008 seminar on insurance negotiation. The seminar held in Toronto, Ontario will feature key-note speaker, Gordon Kirke, Q.C. and a panel of industry insider’s speaking on negotiations in the insurance context.

The seminar will be held on November 13, 2008 at the St. Andrew’s Club, Toronto, ON. For more information about the ARC Group click here.

Sean Sinclair successful lifts Publication Ban

The woman charged with child abandonment after a newborn baby was found in a toilet at a Wal-Mart store in May will not have her identity protected.

Judge Stephen Carter threw out a publication ban protecting April Halkett’s identity. The 21-year-old’s name had been protected by a ban since her first court appearance on September 13, 2007.

At the November 5, 2007 hearing regarding the publication ban, Sean Sinclair – acting for the Prince Albert Daily Herald and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix – argued that justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done. He argued that the publication ban infringed on freedom of the press.

Judge Carter agreed. He said “criminal trials and procedures such as preliminary hearings are always open, public hearings and are subject to a public airing which includes the name of the accused.”

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Assiniboia Farmland Limited Partnership

Patricia Warsaba along with Melvin Gerspacher and Chris Donald acted as legal counsel for Assiniboia Limited Partnership 3 in its initial public offering of limited partnership units.We are proud to be a part of this exciting initiative in Saskatchewan.  For more infromation see the press release.


November 9, 2007 Regina, Saskatchewan – Assiniboia Farmland Limited Partnership 3 (the “Partnership”) is pleased to announce the completion of a second closing of its initial public offering of limited partnership units on November 9, 2007.   The Partnership issued 24,400 limited partnership units at a price of $25.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $610,000.   The Partnership issued 415,300 limited partnership units at a price of $25.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $10,382,500 on the completion of its first closing on October 11, 2007.  A total of 439,700 limited partnership units have now been issued for total gross proceeds of $10,992,500.  One or more additional closings may be completed by the Partnership up until December 14, 2007. The Partnership has been established to provide investors with an opportunity to gain exposure to Saskatchewan farmland, which Assiniboia Farmland GP 3 Corp., the general partner of the Partnership, believes will benefit from increasing global demand for agricultural commodities resulting from the growing worldwide demand for (i) food, driven by countries such as China and India, and (ii) for ethanol and biofuels which can be produced from crops such as corn, wheat, canola and soybeans.   The Partnership’s investment objectives are: (i) to maximize long-term total returns for Limited Partners; and (ii) to provide semi-annual distributions of its available cash to limited partners of the Partnership.   The syndicate for the offering is being co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets and includes Scotia Capital Inc., Richardson Partners Financial Limited, Wellington West Capital Inc., Berkshire Securities Inc., Bieber Securities Inc., Canaccord Adams, Dundee Securities Corporation, MGI Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd. and Research Capital Corporation. Additional information about the Partnership is available on SEDAR ( This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the limited partnership units in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

For more information visit the website at

or contact: Douglas Emsley,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(306) 347-1024

Month: November 2007