June 14, 2022 – The Hon. David Eby, QC, MLA, Minister Responsible for Housing of British Columbia – Topic: Indigenous Justice – NOTE: WE’LL BE BACK AT THE SPACE CENTRE FOR THIS MEETING

The Honorable
David Eby, QC, MLA

A proud local resident, David was appointed in July 2017 to his current role as Attorney General by Premier John Horgan.
Before he was elected, David was the Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, president of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and served on the Vancouver Foundation’s Health and Social Development Committee.
An award-winning human rights lawyer, he has been repeatedly recognized in local media as one of British Columbia’s most effective advocates and has appeared at all levels of court in BC.
His years of legal advocacy at Pivot Legal Society to protect the human rights and dignity of homeless and under-housed residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were recognized in 2011 by the UN Association in Canada and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition with their annual award.
David grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. His father, Brian, was a personal injury lawyer and his mother, Laura, was a teacher, and later a grade school principal. He was president of St. Mary’s High School in his senior year.
He studied English at the University of Waterloo and worked for a communications firm after graduation. In 2004, he graduated from Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He articled for the federal Department of Justice and was called to the bar in June 2005.
David played in and provided vocals for several electro-indie rock bands, including Ladner and World of Science. He worked at Pivot Legal Society from 2005 to 2008 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside before becoming the executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association from 2008 until 2012.
In 2008, he sought a Vancouver city council nomination from Vision Vancouver, but was unsuccessful.
He was an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia from 2009 – 2013, 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 is the author of The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights, published by the BCCLA.
His wife, Cailey, was a Registered Nurse, and later studied medicine at UBC. They have a son, Ezra, and a daughter, Iva.


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