A celebration of Ted Hughes - event

The Mighty Ted Hughes book coverJoin us for a conversation with BC's most distinguished public-sector jurist on Child Protection, Conflicted Premiers, the Suppression of Protests, and the Public Interest.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Fraser Building, Room 159
University of Victoria

Interviewed by CBC journalist Laura Lynch. Special guests David Eby, QC, Attorney-General of BC; Maureen Maloney, SFU, former Deputy Attorney-General of BC and Dean of Law at UVic.


Ted Hughes has had a long career defending the vulnerable and fighting corruption. After 18 years as a judge in Saskatchewan, Hughes moved to BC and was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 1983. He was appointed as BC's first Conflict-of-Interest Commissioner in 1990. He conducted investigations that led to the resignation of former Premier Bill Vander Zalm, the establishment of The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, and a reconsideration of how police should handle major protests. He was one of the first government officials to seek justice for residential school survivors. He has recently “partially” retired at the age of 90.

This event is free and open to everyone.