Order of precedence in British Columbia

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This article is about the order of precedence for dignitaries in the province of British Columbia. For the federal list of precedence for Canadian dignitaries, see Canadian order of precedence.

The British Columbia order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the province of British Columbia. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a provincial nature.

  1. The Queen of Canada (Queen Elizabeth II)[1]
  2. The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (Judith Guichon OBC)
  3. The Premier of British Columbia (Christy Clark MLA)
  4. The Chief Justice of British Columbia (Robert J. Bauman)
  5. Former Lieutenant Governors of British Columbia
    1. Steven Point OBC
    2. Iona Campagnolo PC OC OBC
  6. Former Premiers of British Columbia
    1. Dave Barrett OC
    2. Bill Bennett PC
    3. Bill Vander Zalm
    4. Rita Johnston
    5. Mike Harcourt
    6. Glen Clark
    7. Dan Miller
    8. Ujjal Dosanjh PC
    9. Gordon Campbell OBC
  7. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (Linda Reid MLA)
  8. The Members of the Executive Council of British Columbia
  9. The Leader of the Official Opposition of British Columbia (John Horgan MLA)
  10. Members of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada resident in British Columbia, with precedence given to members of the federal cabinet
  11. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (Christopher E. Hinkson)
  12. Church representatives of faith communities
  13. The Justices of the Court of Appeal of British Columbia with precedence to be governed by the date of appointment
  14. The Puisne Justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia with precedence to be governed by the date of appointment
  15. The Judges of the Supreme Court of British Columbia with precedence to be governed by the date of appointment
  16. The Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia with precedence to be governed by the date of their first election to the legislature
  17. The Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia (Thomas Crabtree)
  18. The Commander Maritime Forces Pacific (Rear-Admiral William Truelove)
  19. The Heads of Consular Posts with jurisdiction in British Columbia with precedence to be governed by Article 16 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  20. The Mayor of Victoria (Dean Fortin)
  21. The Mayor of Vancouver (Gregor Robertson)
  22. The Chancellors of the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University, respectively.
    1. Lindsay Gordon
    2. Murray Farmer
    3. Anne Giardini

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