BCLI regrets passing of Paul Fraser, Q.C.
4 April 2019
By Greg Blue, Q.C.
BCLI regrets the passing of the late Paul D.K. Fraser, Q.C., who was British Columbia’s long-serving Conflict of Interest Commissioner at the time of his death on 29 March 2019. Among the many ways Mr. Fraser served this province in his distinguished legal career spanning more than five decades was his contribution to law reform. He was appointed to the former Law Reform Commission of British Columbia in 1973 and served as a Commissioner until 1979, participating in at least 25 of its reports. This period overlapped with his presidency of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. As a member of the former Commission, Paul Fraser was noted for his humane and practical approach to law reform issues, qualities which he brought to the many other offices he went on to hold in Canadian and international legal organizations. BCLI joins the rest of the legal community in recognizing the life and work of one of its most distinguished members.