Carla Qualtrough and Murray Rankin win seats in Ottawa

Congratulations to former faculty member Murray Rankin and alumnus Carla Qualtrough who won seats in their ridings on the October 19th federal election.

Carla Qualtrough, class of ’97, was elected for the Liberals in Delta, BC. She recently served as Vice-Chair with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal of BC. She has also been very active in the Paralympic movement, both as a competitor and now as an administrator. She also served as Vice-President of the Americas Paralympic Committee, Chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Carla herself has a disability, being visually impaired since birth. She is a human rights lawyer, and a mother of four.

Murray Rankin was re-elected in Victoria for the NDP. Murray was a long-time member of the Faculty of Law, continued to serve as chair of the Environmental Law Centre for several years following his move into practice, and remains a strong and involved friend of the Faculty. He studied law at the University of Toronto and Harvard, and is an internationally recognized expert in environmental law. He is also one of the principal and very effective leaders of the New Democrat caucus in Ottawa.

Congratulations to both Carla and Murray!