Commissioner’s Biographical Statement
Bruce Preston is the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. Bruce previously served
as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and as a judge of the County
Court of Cariboo. He presided over a wide variety of cases, including administrative,
criminal, matrimonial, constitutional, tort, insolvency and contract law.
Bruce served on the bench for 22 years, and on several judicial committees, before
retiring in April 2010. Prior to becoming a judge, he practised law in Prince George
During his tenure with the B.C. Supreme Court, Bruce served on the Chief Justice’s
Advisory Committee and its successor, the Executive Committee of the Court. He was
a member of the Court’s Alternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law Committees and
served as a member of the Chief Justice’s Law Reform Advisory Committee.
Following his retirement in 2010, he was appointed to act as a disciplinary authority
pursuant to the Police Act of British Columbia
, to review, at the request of the police complaint commissioner, the disposition
of complaints of misconduct by officers of police forces in B.C.