David Loukidelis KC

David Loukidelis KC
Leaders in Local Government Law and Labour Relations

David's Biography

A former partner of the firm, David Loukidelis KC has returned as Associate Counsel. With over thirty years of practice under his belt, David enjoys providing expert, practical advice to the firm’s clients on a wide range of issues. He is well-known for his expertise in freedom of information law and privacy law, as well as lobbying and conflict of interest law. David also advises clients on administrative law and constitutional matters, as well as a broad range of other legal issues affecting local governments.

David left the firm in 1999 when the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia unanimously appointed him as British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. He was unanimously appointed for a second term in 2005, and also served as Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia from 2003 to 2010.

As Information and Privacy Commissioner, David was responsible for enforcement of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, which covers more than 2,000 public bodies, including local governments, school boards and other local public bodies. He also enforced the Personal Information Protection Act, which governs the privacy practices of BC’s private sector. As Information and Privacy Commissioner, David wrote hundreds of freedom of information appeal decisions and many investigative reports.

In 2010 David became Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia and Deputy Minister of Justice. He was responsible for advising the provincial Cabinet and government on all legal matters, and also was responsible for the executive management of the Ministry of Justice, which has over 6,500 employees.

In December 2012 the Alberta Cabinet appointed David as Chair of Alberta’s Law Enforcement Review Board, the independent civilian oversight tribunal for police conduct and discipline in Alberta. He stepped down from that role in December 2018.

Starting in 2004, David actively participated on behalf of Canada in negotiation of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation organization’s APEC Privacy Framework. Over the years he has served on numerous advisory committees and working groups and has testified before Parliament and British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly.

David has taught privacy and freedom of information law in the law faculties of the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta and Thompson Rivers University. He has also taught environmental law at the University of British Columbia. David has written numerous legal articles, research papers and policy proposals, and has been a frequent speaker at conferences in Canada and abroad.

David has degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now King's Counsel) in British Columbia in 2010 and is a member of the Bars of British Columbia and Alberta.

In 2017 the Association of Canadian Archivists, Canada's professional organization of archivists, recognized David's work in support of the archival profession and Canadian archives by appointing him as an Honorary Archivist.

Contact Information

David Loukidelis

Young Anderson
Barristers and Solicitors
1616-808 Nelson Street
Box 12147 – Nelson Square
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2

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