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  INFORMATION BULLETIN 

For Immediate Release

2008AG0012-000317

March 6, 2008

Ministry of Attorney General

and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism

 

NEW PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE APPOINTED

 


VICTORIA – Calvin Andrew Struyk has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Terrace, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today.

 

            He will take his seat effective March 20.

 

Struyk was called to the British Columbia bar in 1991 and has been in private practice in Terrace for 12 years. He worked as a Crown counsel in the 1990s. Struyk’s community involvement includes coaching youth soccer in Terrace.

 

The process to appoint judges involves several steps. Interested lawyers apply and the B.C. Judicial Council, a committee made up of the chief judge, other judges, lawyers and lay people, then reviews the candidates.

 

The council recommends potential judges to the attorney general, with the final appointment made through a cabinet order-in-council. More information about the appointment process can be found at: www.provincialcourt.bc.ca.

 

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250 387-4962

 

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