Wallace C. Craig

Wallace G. Craig

Born and raised in Vancouver, Wallace Gilby Craig graduated from the University of British Columbia faculty of law in 1954. He practiced law from 1955 to 1975. In 1975 Wallace Craig was appointed to the bench of the Provincial Court of British Columbia (Vancouver Criminal Division). He retired in 2001. "My values and beliefs were shaped by my experiences as I grew up and these values and beliefs became entwined with my experiences as an ordinary lawyer in Vancouver. I did not shed them when I became a judge at age forty-four. On the contrary, I took them with me each day I went into court to judge a fellow citizen" says retired Judge Craig. During his 26 years in court he sensed that the criminal justice system and particularly the judiciary was dispensing justice without any real sense of law and order. In his view, the criminal justice system has ceased to be a deterrent to criminal behaviour. Following his retirement in 2001, he was released from the judicial constraint against engaging in public discussion and political comment and focused his efforts on raising public awareness about the state of the justice system.

Retired Justice Wallace Gilby Craig shares his thoughts on how we are doing on addictions, violence, home and auto invasions, gangs, courts, prosecutors, and judges.

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Books by Wallace G. Craig

Short Pants To Striped Trousers: The life and times of a Judge in Skid Road Vancouver
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Articles by Wallace G. Craig

Seven-year Sentence Sent a Weak Message to Sexual Predators

“… for the sake of his victims, for the sake of the aboriginal community, and for the sake of the administration of justice, Mr. Ramsay first needs to go to jail. For a long time

Vancouver Sun

Drug legalization lobby lacks business plan

Public outrage over recent gang murders by feuding traffickers in BC Bud and other illicit drugs has forced the federal government to target gangsters in upcoming changes to our criminal law. But according to our local drug-legalization crowd, led by marijuana’s false prophets, those feds just don’t understand the way we choose to live in la-la-land.

North Shore News

Directors

The directors of the Canadian Justice Review Board come from various walks of life and occupations. We represent a broad range of Canadians who are concerned about the state of the justice system.

Frederick DeCoste
Frederick DeCoste
Chairman
University of Alberta Faculty of Law
Larry Elford
Larry Elford
Director
Nationally Recognized Investors Advocate
Glenn Fox
Glenn Fox
Immediate Past Chairman
Economist University of Guelph
Terrance L. Green
Terrance L. Green
Director
Lawyer and Equality Issues Advocate
Bruce Haines
Bruce Haines
Director
Retired Lawyer and Queens Counsel
David A. Kahn
David A. Kahn
Director
Professional Engineer
Rainer Knopff
Rainer Knopff
Director
Political Science University of Calgary
C. Gwendolyn Landolt
C. Gwendolyn Landolt
Director
Lawyer and Former Crown Prosecutor
Elizabeth Marshall
Elizabeth Marshall
Secretary
Author and Researcher
Robert I. Martin
Robert I. Martin
Director
Western University Faculty of Law
Al Rosen
Al Rosen
Director
Author and Forensic Accountant
Past directors