January 20, 2020– News Release.

It is with regret that we acknowledge the passing of the Honourable Edward (Ted) Hughes, OC, QC, LL.D (Hon.) on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the age of 92.

Ted Hughes’ was British Columbia’s first Conflict of Interest Commissioner and served from 1990 to 1997. His illustrious career also included service as a lawyer, judge, senior civil servant, and commissioner of inquiry in numerous difficult matters including the death of children in public care. His advice was sought even in the months before he passed.

Ted Hughes’ legacy includes the strengthening and clarification of ethical constraints on politicians and the establishment of British Columbia’s Office of the Representative for Children and Youth.

He will be remembered with great fondness and respect for his enormous compassion, clarity of thought, and determination.

Hon. Victoria Gray, QC
Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Province of British Columbia

November 26, 2019 News Release, the Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner unanimously recommends the appointment of Honourable, Victoria Gray, QC, as the next Conflict of Interest Commissioner effective January 6, 2020. Read the Report.

October 22, 2019 – 2018 Annual Report released



The mandate of the Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner is to promote public confidence in elected public officials as they conduct public business. The Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, providing advice to Members of the Legislative Assembly concerning their obligations under the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act. The Commissioner also oversees the disclosure process for Members, and reviews allegations of contraventions of the Act.