Hon. Wally Oppal, former BC judge, former BC attorney general, and an active community leader, has joined our Advisory Board.
Born and educated in Vancouver, he graduated from the University of BC law school, and practised as a lawyer and community advocate before becoming a judge. He was appointed to the County Court in Vancouver in 1981, to the Supreme Court of BC in 1985, and to the BC Court of Appeal in 2003.
Oppal resigned from the bench to run in the 2005 provincial election and became MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview. He served as BC’s attorney general, and minister responsible for multiculturalism, until 2009.
He is chancellor of BC’s Thomson Rivers University.
In 1992-94, he was commissioner of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia. In 2010, he was appointed commissioner of BC’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, and issued its report in 2012.
The advisory board provides Pacific Future Energy with strategic advice and input, and guidance on issues that are important to stakeholders.