David Robert Patrick Eby, known simply as David Eby, is a Canadian politician and lawyer.
He is famous for being the Premier-designate of British Columbia, a province of Canada. He has also been serving as the leader of the NDP, or British Columbia New Democratic party, since October 21, 2022.
He is a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and has been representing the riding of Vancouver-Point Grey since 2013. Lastly, he has served as Attorney General in the John Horgan cabinet from 2017 to 2022. He has been in the government since 2013, when he first assumed office, and has built quite a political career.
Aside from his political and legal career, he is also an avid fan of electro-indie rock and has played in various electro-indie rock bands like Ladner and World of Science, where he has also provided vocals.
He is one of the most well-liked politicians in all of Canada.
Who Is David Eby's Wife, Cailey Lynch?
David Eby's wife, Cailey Lynch, is a family doctor who studied medicine at the University of British Columbia.
She was also a registered nurse once, during the beginning of Eby's political career. He has often talked about her bravery in choosing to do so. Since Lynch does not often talk about herself or even appear in public, Eby does most of the talking.
He has often stated that he loves hanging out with Lynch and his family and that they share an incredible responsibility in raising their children. Being a family doctor and a registered nurse, Lynch must've had difficulty raising the children, but she and Eby made a good team.
Plus, the fact that she had to go to school in between is an admirable choice.
Canadian politician David Eby was born on July 21, 1976, and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. His mother, Laura, was a teacher who subsequently became a primary school principal, while his dad, Brian, was a personal injury attorney.
He also has two brothers, Matthew and Patrick, and a sister. In his senior year, he served as St. Mary's High School's president.
After completing his English degree at the University of Waterloo, he worked for a communications company.
He received his law degree from Halifax, Nova Scotia's Schulich School of Law, in 2004. After completing his internship with the US Department of Justice, he was admitted to the bar in June 2005.
From 2005 to 2008, he worked on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside at Pivot Legal Society. He served as the executive director From 2008 to 2012 of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.
He is also the writer of The Arrest Handbook: A Guide to Your Rights, which the BCCLA released.
From 2009 to 2013, he served as an associate professor of law at the University of British Columbia. He has previously held a research associate position at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and is president of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.
Cailey Lynch Has Two Children
Cailey Lynch and David Eby have two children, a son, and a daughter.
Their son's name is Ezra, while their daughter's name is Iva, with the son being older and the daughter being younger. The two are of caucasian descent and have tufts of blonde hair, just like their mother, with young Ezra looking like a spitting image of his father.
They are very young, and not much is known about them due to their youth, but Eby has talked a lot about how much he loves his family.
He often talks about his love of playing with his kids, riding his bike with them, and just hanging out. He and his wife, who practices medicine in Vancouver, take great pride in raising their children as proper citizens of British Columbia.
The Eby family is very supportive of both David's political career and Cailey's doctorate practice.
A Look At David Eby's Career
In 2013 and again in 2017 and 2020, David Eby was chosen to represent Vancouver-Point Grey as an MLA.
From 2017 until 2020, David Eby held the positions of B.C.'s attorney general and minister in charge of the ICBC, BCLC, gambling, and liquor policies.
He retained his position as attorney general after the provincial election in 2020 and was also given the responsibility of housing minister.
His initiatives led to
- the establishment of a Human Rights Commissioner for British Columbia,
- a provincial crackdown on money laundering and tax fraud involving real estate and casinos,
- legal protection for government whistleblowers,
- a ban on union and corporate political donations, and
- an overhaul of auto insurance that will lower rates for drivers by an average of 20%
Eby has served as Attorney General of British Columbia for the longest 30 years since he retired from the Cabinet.
Eby is a well-regarded attorney who has won awards for his work on procedural and administrative law problems pertaining to defending and advancing democratic freedoms and human rights.
Eby formerly held positions as leader of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, associate professor of legal studies at the University of British Columbia, and member of the health and social development committee for the Vancouver Foundation.
Eby served as executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association from 2009 until 2013.
Eby has received several awards for being one of British Columbia's most successful campaigners.
The UN Organization in Canada and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition presented him with their annual award in 2011 in recognition of his efforts at Pivot Legal Society to defend the civil and human rights of homeless and under-housed persons of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
He has written several articles and books about legal rights.
His book on custody rights is currently in its third edition and has been purchased more than 10,000 times.