David Loukidelis has been appointed Deputy Attorney General. The appointment will be effective February 1, 2010.
Loukidelis will replace acting Deputy Attorney General, Jerry McHale, Q.C., who was appointed in October 2009 on an interim basis after Allan Seckel, Q.C., was appointed Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Columbia Public Service.
Loukidelis previously served as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia since 1999. Loukidelis has become an internationally-recognized expert in access to information and privacy protection issues, and has written hundreds of access-to-information and privacy decisions under B.C.’s public and private sector access and privacy laws. In addition to serving as Information and Privacy Commissioner, he has served as Registrar of Lobbyists under the Lobbyists Registration Act.
Loukidelis received his law degree in 1984 from Osgoode Hall Law School and qualified as a lawyer in British Columbia in 1985. He served as a clerk to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada before moving on to the University of Oxford, where he received his bachelor of civil law in 1987. In 1980, he received a master of arts degree in English language and literature (medieval studies) from the University of Edinburgh.
An all-party committee of the legislature will select a new Information and Privacy Commissioner. An acting Information and Privacy Commissioner will be named in the near future.
Source: British Columbia, Office of the Premier
H/T, Sharon Polsky