David Eby

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The Honourable
David Eby
Q.C., MLA
David Eby - New Democratic Party MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey.jpg
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia
Assumed office
July 18, 2017
Premier John Horgan
Preceded by Andrew Wilkinson
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Vancouver-Point Grey
Assumed office
May 14, 2013
Preceded by Christy Clark
Personal details
Born (1977-07-21) July 21, 1977 (age 40)
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Political party New Democrat

David Eby, Q.C. (born July 21, 1977 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a lawyer and Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, serving as Attorney General.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Eby grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, the son of a lawyer. He worked at Pivot Legal Society from 2003 to 2008[4] in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside before becoming the executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association from 2008 until 2012.[5] 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.[6]

He was called to the bar in June 2005,[7] and is the author of The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights.

Elections[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Vancouver-Point Grey
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Eby 14,195 55.94
Liberal James Lombardi 8,414 33.16
Green Amanda Konkin 2,604 10.26
Independent Brian Taylor 84 0.33
Your Political Party David Stall 77 0.30
Total valid votes 25,374 100.00
Source: Elections BC[8]
British Columbia general election, 2013: Vancouver-Point Grey
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic David Eby 11,499 47.59
Liberal Christy Clark 10,436 43.19
Green Franoise Raunet 1,636 6.77
Conservative Duane Nickull 392 1.62
Independent William Gibbens 72 0.30
Libertarian Marisa Palmer 66 0.27
Work Less Hollis Jacob Linschoten 51 0.21
Platinum Bernard Bedu Yankson 11 0.05
Total valid votes 24,163 100.00
Total rejected ballots 69 0.28
Turnout 24,232 58.97
Source: Elections BC[9]
British Columbia provincial by-election, May 11, 2011: Vancouver-Point Grey
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Christy Clark[10] 7,757 48.73 $98,448
New Democratic David Eby[10] 7,193 45.19 $77,889
Green Françoise Raunet 545 3.42 $309
First Danielle Alie 379 2.38 $35,785
Independent William Gibbens 28 0.18 $388
Independent Eddie Petrossian 16 0.10 $321
Total valid votes 15,918 100
Total rejected ballots 33 0.21
Turnout 15,951 38.94
Called upon the resignation of Gordon Campbell.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/student-flipped-point-grey-property-for-1-16-million-profit-research-for-ndp-critic-david-eby-shows
  2. ^ "Premier Christy Clark officially loses seat to NDP’s David Eby", Metro Vancouver, May 28, 2013
  3. ^ BaileyI, Ian (November 9, 2012). "Clark's by-election challenger gets B.C. NDP nomination for 2013". Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "David Eby stepping down from BCCLA, moving on to politics?". Global BC. July 25, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "David Eby". Staff Biols. BC Civil Liberties Association. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Activist profile: The BC Civil Liberties Association's David Eby". rabble.ca. March 3, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Clark calls by-election for May 11". The Globe and Mail, April 13, 2011.
  11. ^ Gordon Campbell steps down as MLA. CBC News, March 15, 2011.

External links[edit]

British Columbia Provincial Government of John Horgan
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Andrew Wilkinson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia
July 18, 2017–
Incumbent