Appointment of Justice Lindsay M. Lyster, Q.C.

CALL/ACAMS is proud to express our sincerest congratulations to Lindsay M. Lyster, Q.C., of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP, and one of our members, on her appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

This is a well-deserved honour for Justice Lyster. Her contributions to labour and human rights law are too many to count, and include playing a key role in advancing trade unions’ constitutional rights as intervenor counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in significant victories of recent years: Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62; Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1; Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4.

In addition to her counsel work, Justice Lyster has contributed countless hours to legal education. She wasan adjunct Professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, where she taught labour arbitration, administrative, human rights and constitutional law. She also taught regularly at the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School and cochaired CLEBC’s Annual Human Rights Conference. She also offered her time and wealth of experience as a panelist at CALL’s Victoria and Montreal conferences, among numerous other conferences and panels.

Justice Lyster also acted as pro bono counsel for a number of non-profit social justice organizations including theBCCLA, West Coast LEAF, and the Community Legal Assistance Society. She also led the BCCLA as President forseven years.

Prior to joining Moore Edgar Lyster LLP in 2010, Justice Lyster adjudicated and mediated hundreds of human rights complaints and rendered over 500 written decisions as a member of the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

We refer CALL/ACAMS members to the government’s press release on Justice Lyster’sappointment:

On behalf of CALL, we wish Justice Lyster all the best and we look forward to the opportunity to celebrateher achievement with an in-person gathering, when we are permitted to do so again.