June 12, 2018 – Hon. David Eby, QC

David Eby, QC (born July 21, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a lawyer and Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, serving as Attorney General. He was elected the British Columbia New Democratic Party MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey in the 2013 provincial election defeating Premier Christy Clark by 1,063 votes.

Two years earlier, Eby came within almost 600 votes of derailing Clark’s bid to enter the legislature via a by-election in the same riding in a by-election on May 11, 2011. Clark had succeeded Gordon Campbell as leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party, and hence as Premier, weeks earlier.

Eby grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, the son of a lawyer. He worked at Pivot Legal Society from 2003 to 2008 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside before becoming the executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association from 2008 until 2012. He is adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia and also has served as president of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and as a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

He was called to the bar in June 2005, and is the author of The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights.

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