David Eby is the 37th Premier of British Columbia. Prior to politics, Premier David Eby’s work on human rights and democratic freedoms was recognized by the United Nations Association in Canada, and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition. He was an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, president of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and served on the Vancouver Foundation’s Health and Social Development Committee. From 2009 to 2013, he also ran the B.C. Civil Liberties Association as executive director.
As British Columbia’s longest-serving Attorney General in the last 30 years, he got big money out of B.C.’s elections and cracked down on money laundering in casinos and real estate. He took on opioid manufacturers and delivered a first-of-its-kind settlement to hold corporations accountable for the overdose crisis. And he removed legal costs from the ICBC process to reduce car insurance rates by an average of $400 a year for drivers. Thanks to his leadership as Minister of Housing, thousands of new middle-class homes are now being built all over the province, and hundreds of people experiencing homelessness have been moved from unsafe encampments to more secure housing.
As BC’s 37th premier, he hit the ground running, taking immediate action on issues important to people. From rate freezes and credits to help British Columbians with rising prices, to a public safety and prolific offenders plan, to increasing internationally trained doctors and nurses, to protecting renters from evictions and removing barriers to help more build more housing across the province, Premier Eby is continuing to focus on tackling problems impacting British Columbians.
Through the pandemic, mounting disasters induced by the climate crisis, and the as epicenter of Canada’s housing affordability crisis, BC held on to a progressive government among the provinces to lead through these crises.