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ARVAY FINLAY LLP WELCOMES ANDREW PETTER, CM, QC
We are delighted to announce that Andrew Petter, CM, QC has joined Arvay Finlay LLP
as Associate Counsel. Andrew is a longtime friend of the firm, and his expertise in constitutional
law and other areas of public law and policy is a great fit for Arvay Finlay as
a leading public law boutique.
Andrew is former Attorney General for the Province of British Columbia, and taught at
Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where he served
as dean from 2001 to 2008. He is an authority on all aspects of constitutional law and
diverse areas of public law and policy.
From 2010 to 2020, Andrew served as president of Simon Fraser University where he
remains a professor in its School of Public Policy. From 1991 to 2001, he was a Member
of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia and held numerous cabinet
portfolios, including Aboriginal Affairs, Advanced Education, Intergovernmental
Relations and Attorney General.
Andrew has been recipient of many awards and honours, including Public Policy Forum’s
2018 Peter Lougheed Award for exceptional contributions to public policy. In 2019, he
was inducted into the Order of Canada in recognition of his record of public service and
leadership in advancing universitycommunity
engagement and higher education
throughout the country.
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