Father, we thank you today for the Honourable Murray Rankin. We thank you for his commitment to public service and we ask that you would give him renewed vision and passion for all that is before him. Strengthen him by your love and grace. We thank you as well for his family, asking that you would bless them and give them your peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Murray Rankin was elected the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head in 2020. He is the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Murray is a lawyer with expertise in environmental, Indigenous, and public law. He holds law degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard Law School. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Victoria and served from 2012 until 2019. During this period, he was appointed Justice and Attorney General critic, Health critic and also served as NDP House Leader. From 2019 to 2020 he was the Chair of Canada’s National Security and Intelligence Review Agency, overseeing all national security and intelligence activities carried out by the Government of Canada. Previously he was a University of Victoria professor of law and taught environmental and administrative law. During this period, he helped develop groups such as the West Coast Environmental Law Association and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Murray Rankin lives in Oak Bay with his spouse, Linda Hannah, and they have two adult sons, Ben and Mark.