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RANKIN, Murray, Q.C., LL.B
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Current Member of The House of Commons - Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Birth ( 1950.01.25
Place of Birth: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Profession | Occupation: Lawyer, professor of law
Contact Information
Language Preference: English, French
^ Parliamentary Address
Telephone: 613-996-2358
Fax: 613-952-1458
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
^ Constituency Address
Telephone: 250-363-3600 Fax: 250-363-8422 E-Mail:
1057 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 3K5
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 1759 Days (4 years, 9 months, 25 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Victoria, British Columbia New Democratic Party 2015.10.19 Elected
Victoria, British Columbia Maiden speech. New Democratic Party 2012.11.26

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
New Democratic Party 2012.11.26 -

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
House Leader

PortfolioTerm (
N.D.P. House Leader 2016.10.19 -


Area of ResponsibilityTerm (
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons 2016.10.19 -
Justice 2015.11.12 -
Health 2015.01.23 - 2015.11.11
Pensions 2013.08.13 - 2015.01.22
National Revenue 2013.01.17 - 2015.01.22

Assistant / Associate Critic

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (
National Revenue 2015.01.23 - 2015.11.11

^ Committees - House of Commons
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Vice-Chair 42nd Parl., 1st Session (2015.12.03 - )
Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 42nd Parl., 1st Session (2015.12.03 - )
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Member 42nd Parl., 1st Session (2015.12.03 - )

^ Committees - Joint
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Vice-Chair 42nd Parl., 1st Session (2015.12.03 - )
Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Member 42nd Parl., 1st Session (2015.12.03 - )

^ Board of Internal Economy
RoleTerm (
Member 2016.10.19 -

Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • Alcan's Kemano Project : options and recommendations.
    [Victoria, B.C.] : [Kemano Steering Committee]; Oct. 1992. 127 p.

  • Freedom of information and the McMurtry letter : a response to provincial concerns : a research study prepared for the Canadian Bar Association.
    [Ottawa] : Canadian Bar Association; 1982. 64 p.

  • La liberté d'information et la lettre McMurtry : une réaction aux préocupations provinciales : un travail de recherche préparé pour l'Association du barreau canadien.
    [Ottawa] : Association du barreau canadien; 1982. 53 p.


  • The Access to Information Act 25 Years Later: Toward a New Generation of Access Rights in Canada.
    Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice. 21(3): 323-59 Nov. 2008.

  • Andrew Petter, Q.C..
    The Advocate. 61(4): 493 July 2003.

  • The British Columbia Administrative Tribunals Act: Evaluating Reforms to the Standard of Review and Tribunals' Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Issues.
    Canadian journal of administrative law & practice. 18(2): 165-87 June 2005.

  • Burning barns and Keable: can a provincial crime inquiry probe the R.C.M.P.?.
    The Supreme Court law review. 1: 381-400 1980.

  • Business secrets across international borders: one aspect of the transborder data flow debate.
    Canadian business law journal. 10(2): 213-46 May 1985.

  • The cabinet and the agencies: toward accountability in British Columbia.
    University of British Columbia law review. 19(1): 25-71 Winter 1985.

  • Case comment: Ocean Port Hotel Limited v. B.C. (General Manager, Liquor Control).
    The Advocate. 57(5): 709-18 Sept. 1999.

  • Courts, boards and legislatures: a case comment on Ocean Port Hotel Limited v. B.C.
    The Advocate. 60(1): 63 Jan. 2002.

  • Dangerous moves: the law responds to the transportation of dangerous goods.
    University of British Columbia law review. 24(2): 191-227 Summer 1990.

  • Economic incentives for environmental protection: some Canadian approaches.
    Journal of environmental law and practice. 1(3): 241-58 Aug. 1990.

  • The eyes have it: seeing justice in the law of bias.
    The Advocate. 56(5): 681 Sept. 1998.

  • National security: information, accountability, and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
    The University of Toronto law journal. 36(3): 249-85 Summer 1986.

  • Offshore oil and gas and coastal British Columbia: the legal framework.
    The Advocate. 62(4): 497 July 2004.

  • Privacy & technology: a Canadian perspective.
    Alberta law review. 22(3): 323-47 Summer 1984.

  • Private-sector privacy comes to British Columbia.
    The Advocate. 62(1): 17 Jan. 2004.

  • The Supreme Court of Canada and the international uranium cartel: Gulf oil and Canadian sovereignty.
    The Supreme Court law review. 2: 411-30 1981.

  • The new Access to Information and Privacy Act: a critical annotation.
    Ottawa law review. 15(1): 1-37 Winter 1983.

  • 'Work product information' and federal privacy laws: while not particularly complex, there is still no real clarity on the issue under PIPEDA.
    Canadian lawyer. 32(9): 36 Sept. 2008.

^ Sole Editor / Compiler / Translator Books

  • Administrative law : a treatise / Rene Dussault and Louis Borgeat ; translated by Murray Rankin. 2nd ed.
    Toronto : Carswell; 1985. 5 v.

^ Multiple Authors Articles

  • Constitutional law - a new basis for screening constitutional questions under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - prejudging the evidence?. Rankin, Murray and Andrew J. Roman
    The Canadian bar review. 66(2): 365-89 June 1987.

  • The enforcement of environmental law: taking the environment seriously. Rankin, Murray and Peter Finkle
    University of British Columbia law review. 17(1): 35-7 Winter 1983.

  • Regulatory reform in the British Columbia petroleum industry : the Oil and Gas Commission. Rankin, Murray, Sandy Carpenter, Patricia Burchmore and Christopher Jones
    Alberta law review. 38(1): 143-69 June 2000.

  • Unemployment insurance: a policy dilemma. Rankin, Murray and Kip Wiese
    Queen's law journal. 10(1): 85-108 Fall 1984.


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