Ian Waddell was appointed Minister
of Environment, Lands and Parks on November 1, 2000.
He served previously as Minister of Small Business, Tourism
and Culture from February 1998 to November 2000.
Mr. Waddell was first elected to the Legislative Assembly
in 1996. He represents the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview.
He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated with his
family to Canada as a child. He holds a bachelor of arts in
history from the University of Toronto, a teaching diploma,
a bachelor of laws degree, and a master's degree in international
law from the London School of Economics.
A former assistant city prosecutor for the City of Vancouver
and a criminal lawyer, Mr. Waddell was most recently a practising
community lawyer and chair of the Fraser Basin Management
Mr. Waddell served 14 years as a B.C. Member of Parliament
in Ottawa. In 1979, 1980 and 1984 he was elected as the Member
of Parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway. He was elected to a
fourth term in Ottawa as MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam in 1988.