David Loukidelis Q.C. has been the Chair of Alberta’s Law Enforcement Review Board, Alberta’s independent police discipline tribunal, since December 2012. The Board provides civilian oversight of policeconduct in Alberta, its main role being to hear appeals from police discipline decisions. Before joining the Board, David served as Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia from 2010 to 2012, and as Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia from 1999 to 2010. As Deputy Attorney General, David was accountable for British Columbia’s criminal justice system, court administration services, policy development and legislative initiatives, and civil and constitutional litigation. He was involved in the creation of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, development of the legislation establishing BC’s Independent Investigations Office, and creation of that office.
As Information and PrivacyCommissioner, David wrote hundreds of decisions on privacy andaccess to information appeals and complaints, led numerous privacy investigations, and published extensive guidance materials for public and private sector organizations. His 2004 report on privacy and national security intelligence activities addressed many privacy issues that are still playing out in public debate and policy initiatives.
Over the past 25 years,David has taught several courses, including privacy and freedom of information law, in the law faculties of the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and Thompson Rivers University. David qualified as a lawyer in British Columbia in 1985 and in Alberta in 2013. He has law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and the University of Oxford. He spent a year as a clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. David was appointed Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia in 2010.