Prime Minister announces appointment of Steven Point as Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia

Ottawa, Ontario
4 September 2007

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was pleased to announce today the appointment of Steven Point as British Columbia’s newest Lieutenant-Governor.

“Steven Point’s contributions as a provincial court judge, the Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, and an elected Chief of the Skowkale First Nation speak to his commitment to the people of British Columbia.  I am certain he will continue to serve his province and his country well,” said the Prime Minister.

He was appointed a provincial court judge in February 1999, most recently sitting in Provincial Court in Abbotsford.  In 2005, he was appointed Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission.  Judge Point has also served as an elected Chief of Skowkale First Nation for 15 years, as the tribal chair of the Stó:lō Nation, and honoured as Grand Chief by the Chiefs of Stó:lō Tribal Council.

Born in Chilliwack, Judge Point and his wife Gwendolyn have four children and nine grandchildren.