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  STATEMENT 

For Immediate Release

2007OTP0147-001219

Oct. 1, 2007

Office of the Premier

 

PREMIER’S STATEMENT ON NEW LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR

 


VICTORIA – Premier Gordon Campbell made the following statement today, as Hon. Steven Point was installed as the 28th lieutenant-governor of British Columbia:

 

“The office of lieutenant-governor carries a proud history, and Steven Point is an outstanding choice to serve in this distinguished capacity. He brings tremendous wisdom and experience, and an outstanding record of service to the people of British Columbia.

 

“Mr. Point has advocated for First Nations throughout his career, pressing for greater recognition of their contributions and their fuller involvement in all aspects of British Columbia life.

 

“I want to thank His Honour for taking on this responsibility. On behalf of British Columbia, I wish him all the best as our lieutenant-governor.”

 

At 23, Mr. Point was elected Chief of the Skowkale First Nation, a post he held for 15 years. He has served as tribal chair of the Stó:lō Nation and Grand Chief of Stó:lō Tribal Council. He has been a provincial court judge since 1999, most recently sitting in Abbotsford, and he was chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission.

 

His career achievements in law include positions as director of the Native Law Program in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia; instructor of Native Law at the University of Saskatchewan; adjudicator at the Federal Department of Immigration and Employment; and practitioner of criminal law and native law as a partner in the firm Point and Shirley.

 

 

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