Commissioner’s Biographical Statement

Bruce Preston is the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. Bruce previously served as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and as a judge of the County Court of Cariboo. He presided over a wide variety of cases, including administrative, criminal, matrimonial, constitutional, tort, insolvency and contract law.

Bruce served on the bench for 22 years, and on several judicial committees, before retiring in April 2010. Prior to becoming a judge, he practised law in Prince George and Penticton.

During his tenure with the B.C. Supreme Court, Bruce served on the Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee and its successor, the Executive Committee of the Court. He was a member of the Court’s Alternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law Committees and served as a member of the Chief Justice’s Law Reform Advisory Committee.

Following his retirement in 2010, he was appointed to act as a disciplinary authority pursuant to the Police Act of British Columbia , to review, at the request of the police complaint commissioner, the disposition of complaints of misconduct by officers of police forces in B.C.

Office of the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Ensuring that concerns about the competence and conduct of certificate holders are addressed independently, fairly, expeditiously and in the public interest.

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